Saturday, June 30, 2018
On Folded Steel and Related Subjects
How do I say NO to Masonry? · On Folded Steel and Related Subjects
The mysteries of folded steel in swords REVEALED! #katana
Shadiversity | 7.XI.2017
Highlighting a bit of your words ...
11:15 "folding of steel is only necessary if you have imperfect steel in the first place"
11:22 "and in fact, taking good quality steel and folding it opens up to more detrimental results"
11:26 "it develops possibility for scale to be caught inbetween the folds"
11:28 "and scale is bad..."
11:31 "...right, rusty bits of steel inbetween the folds"
11:34 - 35 "and it also creates a higher level of decarborisation, through the forging process"
11:41 "so, far from the pop culture idea of 'forging steel makes it better' - no"
11:47 "forging good quality steel has higher chances of making it worse than what it was"
11:53 "and therefore the only reason you'd want to do it is for the artistic, beautiful result of the pattern"
So, if for instance a network were thinking of me as a bit of steel needing forging, and I don't like the pattern they are trying to impose, and think of myself as if not best quality steel, at least lots better than they reckon with, I have every reason in the world to persist in a NO THANKS ... or even a very steelhard NO?