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Re: A really, really, really, really stupid idea. Really.
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.
This article is freely available at:
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, jrc wrote:
>> You can cold forge it.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Marjanovic"
>> To: "DML" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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,
> 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