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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Bladesmithing Symposium 2016
Presentation Title Making the First Sword
Author(s) David Sapiro
On-Site Speaker (Planned) David Sapiro
Abstract Scope David Sapiro - dsapiro@cmu.edu, 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.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

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