Doug Lester Posted May 4, 2012 Share Posted May 4, 2012 Evidently the Japanese didn't know how to make samuri swords before the Mongol invasion. It seems like one master swordsmith worked it all out and taught all the other swordsmiths how to do it while the Mongols very courteously waited off shore and to give the Japanese time enough to arm themselves. These were the best swords ever made and no one has seen the likes of them since, evidently because no one wrote down the instructions and no one can remember how they did it anymore. They're quality far exceeds what can be made with modern steels measured by any criteria. They also had some mystical clay coating; again, someone forgot to write down the formula; that caused iron to form in the core of the blade while tempering it in water cause a jacket of hard steel to form the cutting edge. There was no mention if aliens (no, we are not talking about a bunch of wet backs here) had anything to do with it. But, then again, they never said that they didn't either. Doug HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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