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2020-09-25 5:03:47 PM  
That's really cool!!!
 
2020-09-25 6:42:48 PM  
So we know who to blame

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2020-09-25 7:27:21 PM  

raerae1980: That's really cool!!!


Makes sense.  They had some advanced metallurgy.  Damascus steel would cut through European swords and the legendary Ulfbehrt swords in the viking world were also made in Persia. They knew how to smith some black.
 
2020-09-25 8:11:43 PM  

leeksfromchichis: raerae1980: That's really cool!!!

Makes sense.  They had some advanced metallurgy.  Damascus steel would cut through European swords and the legendary Ulfbehrt swords in the viking world were also made in Persia. They knew how to smith some black.


Weren't the Ulfbehrt swords forged in Germany but used but used Damascus steel exclusively? I seem to recall reading somewhere that part of the swords value was because its type of steel didn't exist in Europe.
 
2020-09-25 8:13:34 PM  
The Spartans were brave, their swords had edge.
 
2020-09-25 8:30:23 PM  
Modern persian:
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2020-09-25 8:30:38 PM  
♪ Raise your can of beer on high, and seal your fate forev-ev-er... Our best years have passed us by... The Golden Age of Leather.... ♪
 
2020-09-25 8:57:34 PM  
"Ancient" is kind of pushing it.  We're only talking around the year 1,100 at the earliest.  That's only 900 years ago.  300 years after Charlemagne.  It's Medieval, not Ancient.
 
2020-09-25 9:01:12 PM  

LrdPhoenix: "Ancient" is kind of pushing it.  We're only talking around the year 1,100 at the earliest.  That's only 900 years ago.  300 years after Charlemagne.  It's Medieval, not Ancient.


Whoops, the year 1000.
 
2020-09-25 9:05:37 PM  
Sure, the superior swords were an advantage in battle, but they gave the advantage back with the spinners on their chariots. You could see them coming from miles away. Couldn't do a sneak attack.

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2020-09-25 9:10:45 PM  
Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
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2020-09-25 9:26:24 PM  
I thought chromium steel came from Allentown?
 
2020-09-25 9:58:58 PM  
MEDIOCRE
 
2020-09-25 11:12:27 PM  

Slypork: I thought chromium steel came from Allentown?


Their fathers fought Greeks in wars..
Spent their weekends on Turkish Shores....
 
2020-09-26 12:06:32 AM  
That was back when Chrome was so lean you didn't even need a computer to run it.
 
2020-09-26 12:12:02 AM  

Flappyhead: leeksfromchichis: raerae1980: That's really cool!!!

Makes sense.  They had some advanced metallurgy.  Damascus steel would cut through European swords and the legendary Ulfbehrt swords in the viking world were also made in Persia. They knew how to smith some black.

Weren't the Ulfbehrt swords forged in Germany but used but used Damascus steel exclusively? I seem to recall reading somewhere that part of the swords value was because its type of steel didn't exist in Europe.


The documentary I saw traced the steel back to persian funaces. Maybe they were banged out in Germany somewhere, but the steel wasn't  european.

The ancient world also traded
 
2020-09-26 11:06:15 AM  
THIS.... IS.....SPARKLY!!!
 
2020-09-26 12:29:24 PM  
I'm pretty sure the Ancient Persians were Internet Explorer, the Greeks were Chrome.
 
2020-09-27 4:21:44 AM  

leeksfromchichis: raerae1980: That's really cool!!!

Makes sense.  They had some advanced metallurgy.  Damascus steel would cut through European swords and the legendary Ulfbehrt swords in the viking world were also made in Persia. They knew how to smith some black.


earlier this summer, some farker mentioned about Wootz steel, predecessor to Damascus, and that is just one interesting rabbit-hole...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wootz_s​t​eel

/also getting a kick 'cos there was some "clever" puzzle in Destiny 2 about Ulfbehrt swords/fakes
//really wasn't all that clever
///re-introduced swords into the game, so that was briefly amusing
 
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