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Posted 7/11/17 , edited 7/12/17
So the Chinese were good at making quality products at one point in time. This sword still looks like its usable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vafgf6SgBQ

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Thats actually really fucking badass. I can't wait for a young hero to use this sword to save the world from the forces of evil.
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Huh. It was even immersed in water.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Thats actually really fucking badass. I can't wait for a young hero to use this sword to save the world from the forces of evil.


I know right? I feel sorry for any demon lord that will awaken from it's slumber soon.
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wow that's awesome!
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Not surprising to me. The Chinese Empire were know to use bronze in making their weapons.
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Posted 7/11/17 , edited 7/12/17
ooooohhhh

aaaaahhhh
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That guy who owned the sword wasn't in mint condition, that's for sure.

I love watching videos like this. Makes me want to be an archaeologist.
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Very impressive. I wonder if the sword has chosen its wielder to save this dying world from complete destruction.
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That bring back the memory! During the duel between me and Colin (Karkarov) I knock the sword out of his hand!

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gornotck wrote:

Huh. It was even immersed in water.


Either water or human goo.
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Rujikin wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Huh. It was even immersed in water.


Either water or human goo.


The video I watched definitely showed marshy conditions for the location, which means not only was the water stagnant, it was deoxygenated. We've pulled out trees from deep bogs that are perfectly preserved, and then turned them into veneers.
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The truly impressive is not the sword but the sheath. The seal had to have been water tight, but still usable ( you can still draw it for battle). Or maybe this was a blade specially made for burial and the seal was made tighter?
Of course the blade is still impressive, but had it actually been exposed to water, it would be wrecked by now. So something kept the water out.
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zero356 wrote:

The truly impressive is not the sword but the sheath. The seal had to have been water tight, but still usable ( you can still draw it for battle). Or maybe this was a blade specially made for burial and the seal was made tighter?
Of course the blade is still impressive, but had it actually been exposed to water, it would be wrecked by now. So something kept the water out.


Bronze Age weaponry and other artifacts routinely withstand water quite well, even without a smidgeon of protection. If this sword was Iron Age, it'd be an entirely different story.
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Cardamom_Ginger wrote:


zero356 wrote:

The truly impressive is not the sword but the sheath. The seal had to have been water tight, but still usable ( you can still draw it for battle). Or maybe this was a blade specially made for burial and the seal was made tighter?
Of course the blade is still impressive, but had it actually been exposed to water, it would be wrecked by now. So something kept the water out.


Bronze Age weaponry and other artifacts routinely withstand water quite well, even without a smidgeon of protection. If this sword was Iron Age, it'd be an entirely different story.


I see
my metallurgy is fairly lacking
But consider: what happened to the other metals in the casket (I'm presuming it was a burial)? Were there any?
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