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Indonesian word for pattern on a steel blade. Also the name of the nickel often used for a contrasting effect.
Japanese word for fine martensite crystals in the blade's temperline.
Japanese word for martensite crystals that form in blade under certain conditions.
A Japanese alloy containing copper and gold.
A copper-alloy with high gold content that was highly prized in Southeast Asia.
Khmer word for an auspicious copper alloy.
Inlaying or overlaying of gold or silver on another metal.
Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
A natural latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
Chinese name for a strong and heavy wood used for staffs and arrow shafts.
Indonesian term meaning "straight sword". Often used to describe a specific silver-clad shortsword.
Nepali word for wootz, a type of prized crucible steel.
Nepali word for steel.
Bhālu kāṭh (भालु काठ)
Nepali word for Chinese Magnolia, the wood used for khukurī handles.
Nepali word for the Chinese magnolia wood used to make khukurī handles.
Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles the leaf of a sacred fig tree.
Manchu for a brass or bronze mace.
Literally "arrow-makers", a Sinhalese class of craftsmen that did wood turning and lacquer work.
Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of elongated triangles with two sides of equal length.
Gal-bindu (ගල් බින්දු)
A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.
Nanban tetsu (南蠻鉃)
Literally: Southern barbarian steel.
The Chinese rattan shield
Chinese for a bronze mace.
A copper-silver alloy used to make Japanese sword mounts.
A construction of edged weapons where a separate piece of high-carbon steel is forged into layers of milder steel.
Cantonese for báitóng.
An alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc used among others for sword parts.
A rather broad term that is used to describe steel that exhibits a fancy pattern.
A type of pattern-welding using twisted rods of steel.
A type of pattern welding known in English as twist-core.