鑌鐵

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鑌鐵

  1. (archaic) A type of refined iron, which was known for its hardness. It was often used in the making of sword blades.

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鑌鐵 was probably a type of carbon steel. Some have claimed that 鑌鐵 was actually Damascus steel (Wootz steel), however there is insufficient archaeological evidence to support this.

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