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The making and selling of wootz, a crucible steel of India

  title={The making and selling of wootz, a crucible steel of India},
  author={Bennet Bronson},
The paper focuses on the history and ethnology of wootz, a traditional crucible steel from India, made from the second century AD on, that is best known as the raw material for Damascus swords. Much of what has been written about wootz over the past two centuries is incorrect; when the myths have been cleared away, wootz appears in a new light. It was made in the Middle East as well as in India. More than one process existed for making it. It had a number of distinct uses, some of them having… 
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