metalurgy european armor

Some Aspects of the Metallurgy and Production of European Armor

By Craig Johnson, first published in the Armored Proceedings Symposium Notes, 1999. The metallurgical study of armour and weapons has taken some major steps forward in the last ten to twenty years. This information has been published in several journals and reports but in a fairly dispersed manner which is difficult for the general interest […]

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Sword Blade Hardness: a Look at the Current Research

Sword Blade Hardness: A look at the current research An article by Craig Johnson A bladesmith The possible variables in composition for any given sword blade are often so numerous that they defy counting. It is now understood that this variation is the result of attempts to produce a blade that solves material and design […]