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The carbon content of a good samari sword

  1. Aug 7, 2011 #1
    What is the carbon content of a good samari sword? A samari sword has a blade of extra hard steel for slicing and a blunt end of a more flexible steel. Maybe some metalurgial technigues to get te raw iron to that carbon content.
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  3. Aug 7, 2011 #2


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    You'd be better off Googling for the information. I have quite a bit of experience evaluating and selling those swords, but there's a lot more going on than wrapping a very hard core in the clasp of softer steel that is less prone to fractures.

    Try Googling "metallurgy" and "Samurai" for the best results.
  4. Aug 20, 2011 #3
    look up this material referred to as tamahagane, its raw material used to making katanas
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