Monthly Archives: October 2022

The Writer’s Guide to Casting Metal

While blacksmithing may be the most well-known method of shaping metal, casting is a craft just as ancient. Casting can also produce intricate shapes that a blacksmith cannot match. Casting is commonly represented in fiction, especially in the “gearing up” scenes, although many of those scenes are inaccurate. As always, magic is the exception to […]

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Writer’s Deep Dive: Damascus Steel

Damascus steel blades have been prized for their sharpness, durability, and balance of hardness and flexibility. Throughout history, steel has been valued, upheld as a gift from the gods. Yet Damascus steel has a legendary status and to this day is ascribed near-mythological properties. Now, let’s dive in! What is Damascus Steel? Damascus is a […]

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