What The Movies Got Wrong About Swords

In fantasy novels and action movies, we like to see weapons at work but we don’t particularly care how they were created. Some swords have even more elaborate origin stories than the characters who wield them. All the stranger then, that no one writing our favorite books and movies ever bothered to google how these weapons are really made.

Myth 1: Making a Blade Only Takes One Movie Scene


All you have to do is heat the carbon steel, pound it into shape, then heat it again like they do in movies. Those montages never take more than a couple minutes; surely you could churn out countless swords a day? In fact, a single longsword can take anywhere from 40 to 80 hours of forge time.

Myth 2: Magic Metals Make Super-Powered Swords

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We’ve already covered this one in our article about the reality of shows like Game of Throne’s Valyrian Steel Blades. Sadly, here in the real world, we just have steel. There are no hidden mines spitting up extra special sword metal, no meteorites raining magic space iron down on our heads.

Myth 3: Katanas Are the Greatest Sword Ever Invented


If you’ve ever watched a Tarantino then you are well aware of this myth. Draped in honour, these samurai swords are folded multiple times to get them to unparelled sharpness levels. However, katanas are typically made of pig iron, and are only folded to remove the impurities of the sub-par metal.

killbillkatanaSo if you were thinking of whipping up a sword in your spare time, you may need to schedule a few more hours in. If you’re looking for the materials, Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures the carbon steel used for most sword replicas. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website, WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 and Tradekey.

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Carbon Steel Pipes for Fuel Oil piping systems

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System Fuel Oil

Fuel oil piping systems transport fuel oil from holding tanks to heating devices, where it is atomized and burned for heating.

Fuel oil is a liquid byproduct of crude oil, which is used for energy, especially in regard to heating. When petroleum is refined, there are two main categories under which it is classified. One is distillate oils, which includes diesel. The other is residual oils, which includes products like kerosene. Different types of fuel oil are classified under both categories. Distillate fuel oil is the type generally used for heating. Fuel oil is used in northern states where natural gas and propane are not available.

Benefit of Material to Systems Application

Carbon steel is a popular material used for fuel oil applications and is valued for its durability and reliability. It is common, readily available and very familiar to plumbers and pipefitters. Because fuel oil is…

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How a New Technique is Changing the Way Sneakers are Made – Carbon and Stainless Steel could be next

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Slip into these sustainable, knitted kicks, made by Nike and Adidas.

Introduced by Nike and Adidas, who are now battling for patent rights, the knitted Nike Flyknit and Adidas Primeknit are the future of shoe-making. Instead of being made of leather or nylon like traditional running shoes, the uppers of these are made from a single piece of fused yarn — a model of sustainability and efficiency.

With the old shoe-making process, excess material could not be reshaped or reused — creating a large amount of waste. But according to Nike’s sustainability report, the production of knitted shoes results in 80 percent less waste. That’s because when working with yarn, only an exact amount is used. Then, the thread is cut and the rest of the yarn can be used to make another shoe.

The technique isn’t limited to one type of fiber, either. Anything that can be…

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Frank Stella on the Roof

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“Frank Stella on the Roof” atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art features two large sculptures, a mammoth piece titled “Chinese Pavilion” and two smaller sculptures. After 11 tense days of preparations, the exhibition, which runs through Oct. 28, opened Tuesday in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. A section of stainless steel tubing from the sculpture “adjoeman” (2004) is lowered slowly toward the northern end of the roof garden.

[02stella_slide2.jpg]Mr. Stella’s workers, who traveled from his studio in upstate New York, to assemble the artworks, worked on welding and bolting the looping pieces of “adjoeman,” fashioned from 3,100 pounds of stainless steel and carbon. Given that they helped the artist create it and had recently dismantled it for transport, they were familiar with every nook and cranny. The work’s title is translated as “showing off” or “decorative” in Balinese, the museum.

The 2,000-pound carbon-and-stainless-steel sculpture “memantra” (2005). According…

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U.S. Sets Duties on Korean Steel

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The Obama administration imposed duties on steel pipe from South Korea and eight other nations in a victory for U.S. Steel Corp. (X) and the United Steelworkers union, which said they were hurt by unfair competition from overseas. U.S. Steel rose 3.2 percent in New York trading.

The U.S. Commerce Department set duties from 9.89 percent to 15.75 percent on Korean pipe, which is used in oil drilling, according to a fact sheet released today by the agency. Last year, pipe worth $818 million was exported to the U.S. from South Korea. Duties ranging from 2.05 percent to 118.32 percent also were imposed on pipe from the other nations, which sent $722 million worth of pipe to the U.S. last year.

“We applaud their decision to prevent further gamesmanship of our laws and to secure our nation’s economy,” U.S. Steel Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi said today in a statement.

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