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Old 4th January 2009, 11:24 PM   #12
Jeff D
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for your reply. You are correct they are taking about crucible steel not wootz. There has been a trend in using the terms interchangeably although they are different. I interpreted your question wrong. Now that I think I know what you are asking. I suspect it is the lack of hammering of the fakes that would be the problem, hammering that would not be required on crucible steel. I know you know this much better than me. Do you mind me asking, doesn't it takes multiple foldings to form the stringers, not just hammering to shape?

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Jeff
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