|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bladesmithing Symposium 2016
||Making the First Sword
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
David Sapiro - firstname.lastname@example.org,
Carnegie Mellon University.
Blade material: copper ore.
The Khopesh is an ancient Egyptian sword that is presumed to be the first sword style that was widely used. The blade is made from bronze smelted from ore. The blade was cast in a rough shape and forged to its final shape using traditional tools and practices. The tools used in creating the blade and the hilt are possible tools used by the Egyptians to make their swords and the processes are aimed to be as accurate as possible.