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    How did they?

    I was browsing through a history book on swords the other day and came across some eastern swords that had gold writings covering the blades, the book described it as gold damascus. My question is how did they put the gold onto the blades where it would stay? Is it part of the forging process or is it added after, or painted on somehow, also is there anyone who still does this today? Thanks for your time

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    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=100875

    This thread is a good start,
    a better start is asking the gentleman who started the thread. He is an expert on kofgari work

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    awesome, thanks

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    Remember there is more than one way to do it too! but it is all post forging.
    Thomas Powers
    CoFounder of the Intergalactic Union of Bladesmiths
    "when you forge upon a star"---you better have your union card handy!

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    "The relationship between West(Occident) and East(Orient) is indeed an example of a relationship of power and domination. Orientalism is thus a style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between the Orient and the Occident. It is a Western style of dominating, restructuring and building hegemony over the Orient.İt is an accepted grid for filtering through the Orient into Western consciousness, into the general culture."
    From "Orientalism" by Edward Said

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