Should a Conservation Treatment Reveal the Secret of Damascus Steel?
This article discusses the treatment of a Damascus steel saddle axe. This type of steel has been known in Europe by many names, most commonly as damascus steel, or more accurately as watered crucible steel. Revealing the watered pattern of the steel would involve the use of a weak acid.
Steam & Speed: Industry, Power & Social Change in 19th-Century Britain
The emergence of Britain in the Victorian period as the world's most powerful trading nation was the direct result of the process of industrialisation that had transformed the nation since the latter part of the 18th century.
The Metalwork collection contains over 45,000 examples of decorative metalwork, silver and jewellery ranging in date from the Bronze Age to the present day. It includes the national collection of English silver, an outstandingly comprehensive jewellery gallery, and collections of ironwork, continental silver, arms and armour, medieval champlevé and late 19th-century enamels, brasswork, pewter and medieval metalwork of international importance.