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Re: A really, really, really, really stupid idea. Really.



On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, jrc wrote:
You can cold forge it.
JimC

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: A really, really, really, really stupid idea. Really.


Also, they consist mostly of iron and nickel. Try making an arrow point from that, without a really hot fire.

Meteoric iron was used and sought eventually. For example,

http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0041-977X(1972)35%3A3%3C658%3ATECBWW%3E2.0.CO%3B2-A
* Two Early Chinese Bronze Weapons with Meteoritic Iron Blades by Rutherford J. Gettens, Roy S. Clarke, Jr., W. T. Chase


Author(s) of Review: William Watson
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 35, No. 3 (1972), pp. 658-659