Paul Craddock Janet Lang St John Simpson


This paper reports the discovery and examination of an early example of crucible steel in the collections of the British Museum. This is a Sasanian sword, dated to the 6th-7th century AD. The sword is considered in relation to other new discoveries in the early history of crucible steel, suggesting, as a material, it may have been much more widely used and at an earlier date than previously supposed.


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How to Cite
New evidence for early crucible steel. (2022). Historical Metallurgy, 32(1), 7-14.