Blood, Sweat, and Steel: My Afternoon with the Ace of Swords


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Fred Fuller
April 17, 2013, 06:19 PM
Some of you collector types, please read this article and offer your opinions on the piece... I don't know enough about the subject to evaluate it. But it was interesting...
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http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/my-afternoon-with-the-ace-of-swords/

Blood, Sweat, and Steel: My Afternoon with the Ace of Swords
By Ben Marks April 12th, 2013

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saltydog452
April 17, 2013, 10:24 PM
Thank You. Good stuff.

salty

Shanghai McCoy
April 18, 2013, 12:05 PM
Thanks for posting the article. I really enjoyed it and learned some new stuff as well.
We went to the MET last Spring and the swords and weapons on display there are amazing.

Sam Cade
April 18, 2013, 12:39 PM
Wow!

That was a great read!!

Thanks for the link!

JShirley
April 18, 2013, 08:41 PM
Don't know about the "blood rust". Could be...

theotherwaldo
April 19, 2013, 03:16 PM
-So, in summation:
A sword may have an edge of wootz steel but it won't be made entirely of wootz if it's any good; and,
Damascus probably refers to water-patterned steel and not to some pace in Syria; and,
Blood still acts and smells like blood if heated or disturbed.

This matches my own readings and experiences.

Thanks for the links!

P.B.Walsh
April 20, 2013, 12:42 AM
Very nice and informative read!

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