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Swords – Revealing Materials History

November 01, 2007

Author: Patrick Hogan, Justine Roberts, and Amanda Young, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Swords have captivated mankind throughout history because of the seemingly magical properties that blade smiths were able to achieve in a time when the science was unknown. The science behind these properties is materials science, specifically metallurgy.

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