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Damascus steel & South Asian arms reading list

Coe, M.D. et al, Swords and Hilt Weapons, Weidenfield and Nicholson, London, 1989, ISBN 0297796445

Edgerton, Lord, Indian and Oriental Armour, Arms and Armour Press, London, 1968

Feigel, L., On Damascus Steel, Atlantis Art Press, 1991, ISBN 0962871117

Madra, A.S., & Singh, P., Warrior Saints: Three Centuries of the Sikh Military Tradition, I B Tauris, London, 1999

Maryon, H., Pattern-Welding and Damascening of Sword Blades, Part 1 Pattern-Welding, Studies in Conservation, 5, 1960

Maryon, H., 'Pattern-welding and damascening of sword blades, part 2 the damascene process', Studies in Conservation, 5, 1960

Metcalf, S., The Treatment of Mail on an arm guard from the armoury of Shah Shuja: Ethical repair and in situ documentation in miniature, V&A Conservation Journal, 37, Spring 2001

Metcalf, S., & Wills, S, Should a Conservation Treatment Reveal the Secret of Damascus Steel?, V&A Conservation Journal, 31, April 1999

Panseri, C. Damascus Steel in Legend and in Reality, Gladius tome IV ,1965

Pendray, A.H., & Verhoven, J.D., The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades, JOM, Vol 50, no9, Sept 1998 (have published extensively in JOM and Metallurgy, a publication of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

Puraye, J., Le Damas, Musee d'Armes de Liege, 1966 (European)

Rawson, P., The Indian Sword, Herbert Jenkins Ltd, London, 1968

Sachse, M., Damaszener Stahl mythos geschichte technik anwendung, 1989, NW publications, ISBN 3883149438, now translated into English

Stone, G.C., A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour, 1934, Southworth Press, 1961, Jack Brussel

Stronge, S., ed, The Arts Of the Sikh Kingdoms, V&A, London, 1999

Verhoven, J.D., The Mystery of Damascus Blades, Scientific American, January 2001, for an overview of Pendray and Verhoven's work

The Wallace Collection, Oriental Arms and Armour Catalogue, London, 1964

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