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Rich online resource, the Davistown Museum


Christopher Price
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Found this while looking for reference material on steel used in the English Renissaince period, mostly around 1650-ish.

 

http://www.davistownmuseum.org/

 

Peel back the "tools" section and dive in, there's tons of .pdf's and web pages with great content, descriptions of iron production, and illustrations. I've been poring over it for an hour now, and I'm only scratching the surface. It's not a complete or exhaustive treatise on the subject, but there are many little gems in there for people willing to look.

 

Enjoy.

The Tidewater Forge

Christopher Price, Bladesmith

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Thanks Chris. They aren't far from me and I plan to visit soon.

 

 

I would love to hear your assessment of their collection, and the accuracy of their metallurgical studies on the finds. Colonial American cutlery is one of the areas I want to move into, so any feedback as to the utility of the Davistown collection would be helpful.

The Tidewater Forge

Christopher Price, Bladesmith

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