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Artifact ID DK 255B/400
Class blade
Material iron
Site Don Klang
Period Late Period

Alloy: iron
Where Cut: edge
How Mounted: lengthwise
Metallographic description: Carburized iron, with carbon contents up to 0.7%. The pearlite, found mostly in the center, is very dark. There is pure ferrite near the edges, so the content specimen runs the gamut from pure ferrite to 100% pearlite. There is heavy corrosion on the edges, leaving only islands of ferrite there. The few slag stringers present line up longitudinally.

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