JOM

, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 48–50

Crucible damascus steel: A fascination for almost 2,000 years

  • Ann Feuerbach
Overview Archaeotechnology

DOI: 10.1007/s11837-006-0023-y

Cite this article as:
Feuerbach, A. JOM (2006) 58: 48. doi:10.1007/s11837-006-0023-y

Abstract

Whether you call it Indian wootz, Central Asian Pulad, Bulat, or Oriental Damascus, crucible steel has fascinated craftsmen, scientists, and laymen for almost 2,000 years. This paper will present current research on the origins of crucible steel, its influence on the history of ferrous alloys, and the current interest in this decorative, yet functional, metal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Feuerbach
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  1. 1.Middle East and Central Asia Department at HofstraUniversity in Hempstead