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Oomersee Mawjee

Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
Gutta percha

Gutta-percha

A natural latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
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Liùdàomù (六道木)

Chinese name for a strong and heavy wood used for staffs and arrow shafts.
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Pedang lurus

Indonesian term meaning "straight sword". Often used to describe a specific silver-clad shortsword.
Wootz

Phaulād (फौलाद्)

Nepali word for wootz, a type of prized crucible steel.
Nepalese steel

Ispāt (इस्पात्)

Nepali word for steel.
Khukuri wood handle

Bhālu kāṭh (भालु काठ)

Nepali word for Chinese Magnolia, the wood used for khukurī handles.
Khukuri hilt wood

Paṭpaṭe (पट्पटे)

Nepali word for the Chinese magnolia wood used to make khukurī handles.
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Bō-koḷa

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles a heart or an ace of spades.
Teišun-i giyan

Teišun-i giyan

Manchu for a brass or bronze mace.
Sinhalese lacquer workers

Ī-vaḍuvō

Literally "arrow-makers", a Sinhalese class of craftsmen that did wood turning and lacquer work.
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Patura

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of elongated triangles with two sides of equal length.
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Gal-bindu (ගල් බින්දු)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.
Nanban tetsu

Nanban tetsu (南蠻鉃)

Literally: Southern barbarian steel.
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Tóngjiǎn (銅鐧)

Chinese for a bronze mace.
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Shibuichi (四分一)

A copper-silver alloy used to make Japanese sword mounts.
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Jiāgāng (加鋼)

A construction of edged weapons where a separate piece of high-carbon steel is forged into layers of milder steel.
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Baktong

Cantonese for báitóng.
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Báitóng (白銅)

An alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc used among others for sword parts.
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Damascus steel

A rather broad term that is used to describe steel that exhibits a fancy pattern.
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Twist-core steel

A type of pattern-welding using twisted rods of steel.
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Huāwéngāng (花文鋼)

A type of pattern welding known in English as twist-core.