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

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The earliest use of iron in China Published in Metals in antiquity,ed. by 
Suzanne M. M. Young, A. Mark Pollard, Paul Budd and Robert A. Ixer (BAR 
international series,792), Oxford: Archaeopress, 1999, pp. 1-9.

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> 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