Bladesmithing

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Choose the best alloy for making a dragon-slaying weapon by calculating the density and specific strength of metal samples . See for yourself how blades were designed and forged created by student teams in the TMS Bladesmithing Competition.

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HGSS: HS-PS1-1; HS-PS1-3
Keywords: Chemistry; Physics; Metals; Alloy; Specific Strength; Ultimate Tensile Strength; Stress; Blacksmithing

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