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Old 3rd January 2009, 03:08 PM   #9
Chris Evans
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Hi Jeff,

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Originally Posted by Jeff Pringle
... It is also distinctly higher in slag content, and therefore more likely to fracture on impact.
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Informative post.

Without knowing much about Wootz, in wrought iron slag inclusions enhance toughness by acting as a crack arrestor. It is my understanding that the core of Japanese swords is often high in slag content with a similar effect.


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Chris
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