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James R.Fox




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Differential Tempering by Mid-Eastern Moslem Blade Smiths         Reply with quote

Sirs- everything I have read on the Yatagan, the favorite shortsword of the Janissaries ( alothugh it was made in a long version as well) states thst the back was always left soft, and only the edge and sides tempered.. Does anyone know the technique?
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