Roleplaying Resources

Making Iron Swords

Iron Sword notes, compiled from various posts to rec.games.frp.dnd.

Descriptions here are very sparse. Many steps are ommitted.

To make a regular sword
  • Heat iron
  • Shape it
  • Cool it
  • Repeat
To make a cold-worked sword
  • Bang the iron into the shape you want.
  • Cold-iron weapons are weak and hard to make.
To make a cast-iron sword
  • Pour the iron into a mold.
  • Cast Iron is a ferrous alloy, the carbon content of which is greater than the maximum solubility in austenite at the eutectic temperature (Materials Science and Engineering, an Introduction; Callister)