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A varnished bloomery steel plate from trial two. The varnish is highly reflective and refracts light, which may indicate that “black varnish for sword guard” was applied to armor for its visual effects. Celine Camps, 2018. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

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Center for Science and Society
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Secrets of Craft and Nature
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January 24, 2020