Essai de reconstitution d'un procédé de fabrication des lames d'epées damassées

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Journal Article


Janssens, Maurice;


Studies in conservation, Volume 3, Number 3, p.93-106 (1958)


Anglo-Saxon, damascening, pattern welding, swords, weapons


Suggests a technique whereby the swords with "welded damask" (pattern welded swords) could have been made. The technique here outlined consists in winding and welding strips around a central core. This core furnishes the material for the cutting edges, while the strips form the damask. Figures in the text illustrate the different phases of the work.