Metal bended folded & made into


Metal bended folded & made into

History of Metal and how it was made.

Location: At a Forge near you
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In chemistry, the term 'base metal' is used informally to refer to a metal that oxidizes or corrodes relatively easily, and reacts variably with dilute hydrochloric acid (HCl) to form hydrogen. Examples include iron, nickel, lead and zinc. Copper is considered a base metal as it oxidizes relatively easily, although it does not react with HCl. It is commonly used in opposition to noble metal.
In alchemy, a base metal was a common and inexpensive metal, as opposed to precious metals, mainly gold and silver. A longtime goal of the alchemists was the transmutation of base metals into precious metals.
In numismatics, coins used to derive their value primarily from the precious metal content. Most modern currencies are fiat currency, allowing the coins to be made of base metal.
The term "ferrous" is derived from the Latin word meaning "containing iron". This can include pure iron, such as wrought iron, or an alloy such as steel. Ferrous metals are often magnetic, but not exclusively.
Noble metals are metals that are resistant to corrosion or oxidation, unlike most base metals. They tend to be precious metals, often due to perceived rarity. Examples include tantalum, gold, platinum, silver and rhodium.
A precious metal is a rare metallic chemical element of high economic value.
Chemically, the precious metals are less reactive than most elements, have high luster and high electrical conductivity. Historically, precious metals were important as currency, but are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commodities. Gold, silver, platinum and palladium each have an ISO 4217 currency code. The best-known precious metals are gold and silver. While both have industrial uses, they are better known for their uses in art, jewelry, and coinage. Other precious metals include the platinum group metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, of which platinum is the most widely traded. Plutonium and uranium could also be considered precious metals.

Discussion Forum

Forging, once and for all! by Kevin R. Cashen,

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Sep 1, 2012.

Heat Treatments by Kevin R. Cashen,

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Sep 1, 2012.

Forging by Kevin R. Cashen,

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Sep 1, 2012.

Steel Selection by Kevin R. Cashen,

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Sep 1, 2012.

Basic Metallurgy by Kevin R. Cashen,

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Sep 1, 2012.

The Growth of Metallurgy

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 29, 2012.

A Short History of Metals 7 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 29, 2012.

A Brief Dissertation on Metals By: Frederich Von Teufel

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 23, 2011.

Metalworking and the Smith

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 3, 2011.

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler Sep 15, 2010.

Pattern welding 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel. Last reply by Vampiress Aug 31, 2009.

Mokume-gane ( 木目金 )

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Aug 25, 2009.

Wootz steel

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Aug 25, 2009.

Crucible steel

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Aug 25, 2009.


Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Aug 25, 2009.

Katana construction

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Aug 25, 2009.

Damascus steel

Started by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel Aug 25, 2009.

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Comment by jene on November 18, 2010 at 9:53pm
Thank you for the invite, I watched a program on the Japanese swords and how they are forged. It was very amazing too.
Comment by Dept of PMM Hall of Steel on October 11, 2009 at 12:30pm


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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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