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Old 30th May 2008, 11:21 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jeff Pringle
There was a discussion a while back on whether or not you could positively identify meteorite in keris blades, looks like science has caught up with our speculations!

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2899

Jeff, thanks for bringing this up. This was what i was most hoping to get into discussion about in this thread. My feeling is that they really have not caught up. I am inclined to believe that what they were able to prove here was not that there is no meteoric ore in these pistols, merely that there is not meteorite from the Campo del Cielo crater in Argentina. By comparing the metals they can find dissimilarities, but i still don't see how they can conclusively state that after going through an intensive forging process of repeated melting, heating and hammering that no meteoric ore was used in these pistols....or that it was.
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