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Making Iron Ore to Steel

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Awesome video.

Always did love HowStuffWorks.com. Stopped looking at it as regularly when most of its headlines were Green-ish, but that's not too uncommon with popular science-type places, like PopSci.

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One of my hobby is collecting custom knives. There's a small subset of knifemakers who have experimented with making their own steel, in particular some who want to recreate traditional Japanese sword making techniques. I was at some point friend with a blacksmith / bladesmith and we one day made steel from iron powder and charcoal. It's fun - completely inefficient but fun.

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