Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Re: armour making too
- On the whole steel vs. iron debate, we need to go right to the source:
Sakakibara Kozan says this: "The method of forgin armour plates must first
be considered. A plate should consist of an outer surface of steel and an
inner of iron, the former being half the thickness of the latter. ...
Disused hoes and spades afford the best inner iron for plates. Any steel
remaining at the edge of the implement is stripped off and the part that
remains, being very flexible, must be folded and forged for its new
Kozane, however, were apparently primarily iron or leather, not steel.