The Pattern-Welded Blade

Artistry in Iron



Publisher: Redd Ink Press

ISBN: 9780998708157


Page: N.A

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Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations ever to emerge from the bladesmith's forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to the final assembly of the completed blade.

Damascus and pattern-welded steels - Forging blades since the iron age

Forging blades since the iron age


Author: Madeleine Durand-Charre

Publisher: EDP Sciences

ISBN: 2759816354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 9884

Steels are a class of materials with multiple and complicated transformations; this is true even for steels of the basic cutlery industry. A damascus steel is a fascinating subject to study, rich in multiple facets, that appears in a first approach as a composite material artistically exploited. Damacus steel was developed in the first millennium AD in India or Sri-Lanka. Its reputation is related to its exceptional properties and to the moire pattern. A similar damask pattern could be obtained by forge-welding giving rise to controversies. Recent findings allow a better understanding of this pattern formation. This book presents firstly, observations of ancient blade samples examined with modern technologies such as electron microscopy. The features of many typical swords from different periods are discussed: Celtic, Merovingian, Viking and oriental wootz swords, Persian shamshirs, Japanese katana, rapiers etc. In the second part, microstructural observations at different levels of magnification are displayed and their interpretation is discussed in detail, thus revealing the secret of sophisticated forgings. One chapter is devoted to introducing the main transformations undergone by these steels during the forging processes. The book is intended for all those people interested in the history of science and more specifically to the metallurgists, to the archaeologists and all the researchers confronted with the problems of the expertise of the vestiges, to the blacksmiths, and to the collectors of valuable artistic blades. Madeleine Durand-Charre has taught structural metallurgy at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble and at the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble. Her research work concerned microstructure formation and determination of phase equilibria. She investigated complex alloys such as superalloys and steels. Her work on vanadium cast irons was awarded the Vanadium Shield in 1989 from the Institute of Metals. She is author of several books and articles in metallurgy.

Today's Blacksmith. the Modern Method Creation of a Pattern Welded Blade.: A Modern Method Tutorial on 'how-To Hand-Forge, Pattern Welded (Or, Commonl


Author: Robert P. Shyan-Norwalt

Publisher: Today's Blacksmith

ISBN: 9781092289115

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 158

View: 9033

Using new or reclaimed stock, with very few tools beyond hammer, anvil, and coal, even with a beginners knowledge of iron and steel, one can successfully craft a pattern welded blade of superior functionality in the modern sense and beauty as well.

The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

Its Archaeology and Literature


Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851157160

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 6087

This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.

Swords of the Viking Age


Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843830892

Category: History

Page: 152

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Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.

Advanced Guide to Bladesmithing

Forge Pattern Welded Damascus Swords, Japanese Blades, and Make Sword Scabbards


Author: Wes Sander

Publisher: Knife Making Mastery

ISBN: 9781720023722

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 140

View: 7572

Powerful bladesmithing techniques for advanced knife and sword makers Do you crave the challenge of making the 'perfect knife'? Does your pride in your bladesmithing skills motivate you to take them to the next level? Are you constantly inspired by popular bladesmithing TV shows, and want to improve and compare to the master bladesmiths present on them? My name is Wes Sander, and like you, I too strive to better my bladesmithing craft and take it to the next level. Throughout my journey, I have learned several advanced techniques and discovered some powerful secrets that have helped me forge better knives. I will share them in this book. If making the same knife bores you and you constantly search for adding a new twist to your creations... If you want to deepen your knowledge to forge better blades, then this book is for you. In this book you will learn about: - The 10 step method to forging a pattern welded Damascus sword - 4 techniques that will 'reveal' the end grain texture of your Damascus blade - How to make mosaic Damascus patterns in your sword using the 'spiderwebs' technique - How to forge, assemble, heat treat and polish a Japanese sword - The secret temperature to correctly temper your Japanese blade - How to make your first sword scabbard - The #1 solution you should use while acid etching your knife - 3 simple 'hacks' to finding the perfect raw materials for using scrimshaw on your knife Here are the answers to some questions you might have about this book: Q: What kind of techniques will I get to learn in this book? A: You will get to learn to multiple advanced techniques like stainless steel forging, Japanese bladesmithing, Pattern welded Damascus forging, etching Damascus steel and more. Q: Will I get to learn how to properly heat treat the different kinds of blades that are included in this book? A: Of course. This book has special heat treating procedures for stainless steel, Damascus steel, and Japanese swords. Q: I sell the knives that I make. Can using these advanced techniques help me charge higher prices from my clients? A: While I can't guarantee any monetary profit from this book, blades that have used techniques like the ones taught in this book have been known to be prized and will probably fetch higher prices than the average blade convention knife. If you sell your creations, you will cherish the look on your client's face when your knife or sword meets their expectations! ☆★☆ Buy the $19.97 paperback version and get the $2.99 Kindle version for absolutely FREE☆★☆ The number of ideas you can realize for your creations is directly related to your understanding of various bladesmithing techniques and the characteristics of different materials. Every day that you delay is another day that you stagnate in your growth as a bladesmith. Take action now and buy this book using the 'Buy now with 1-click' button

Anglo-Saxon England


Author: Martin Biddle,Julian Brown,Peter Clemoes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521038650

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 7068

Through close analysis and careful weighing of evidence the authors of this volume tackle a wide range of questions in Anglo-Saxon history and culture and often arrive at opinions different from those generally accepted. Contributions are made on subjects as diverse as the Anglo-Saxon settlement, early Northumbrian history, the 'weapon' vocabulary of Beowulf, world history in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a woman's stock of clothes in the mid-tenth century and vernacular preaching before 'lfric. Historical studies are represented by an examination of the position of the 'theling in matters of royal succession, by a refutation of the doctrine of muddle in the records of earliest Northumbria and by an identification of the sources of the Chronicle's knowledge of world history, showing in particular that the compilation of the Chronicle and the composition of the Old English Orosius are not likely to have been closely connected, as has often been thought. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.

Radiography of Cultural Material


Author: Julia Tum,Andrew Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136369945

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

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Radiography can be an invaluable tool for the study of a diverse array of cultural materials including metals, ceramics, paper, paintings and human and animal remains. In this book, experts in the field bring to life their experiences with the different materials, describing the techniques that can be employed to discover the stories behind the objects. This second edition, available in paperback for the first time, includes new case studies and images, as well as whole new sections on digital imaging, quality control and animal mummies.

The Sword and the Crucible

A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords up to the 16th Century


Author: Alan Williams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004229337

Category: History

Page: 300

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The sword was the most important of weapons, but relatively little has been written about its metallurgy. The results of the microscopic examination of over a hundred swords are used to tell the story of the making of swords from the first examples through the Middle Ages to the 16th century.

Ancient Weapons in Britain


Author: Logan Thompson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473811864

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 906

A groundbreaking study of the weaponry used in combat thousands of years ago. Few accounts of ancient warfare have looked at how the weapons were made and how they were actually used in combat. Logan Thompson's pioneering survey traces the evolution of weapons in Britain across three thousand years, from the Bronze Age to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Insights gained from painstaking practical research and technical analysis shed new light on the materials used, the processes of manufacture, the development of the weapons, and their effectiveness. His account features new information about the weapons themselves and their origin and design—as well as a fascinating new perspective on the practice of early warfare.