Whenever we went to buy a sword, we were given a steel-forged sword or iron-forged sword. These swords were shiny and heavy but not as strong as the ancient swords.
The greatest sword in the world was the Damascus steel Sword. This sword was forged by the Arabs in the 12th century but they were not the true inventors of this sword. This sword was forged in the early 12th century when the British invade Egypt and Syria. The army of Egypt cut down the British along with their horses. The sword was so sharp that it can cut-down the metal gear protecting the body with ease. The sword was bent at the angle of 90 degrees which gives it fluent free swing which makes this more dangerous.
Due to the ability to cut almost anything, the European nations studied the swords for many years in order to replicate the same magic, power, and edge. But they were never able to solve the mysteries and composure of the sword.
But Damascus Steel Sword is not the real name of this magical sword. The real name is Wootz Sword, which came from Indian origin. These types of Swords were also made in south-India and to make these swords more effective, around 0.10% to 0.05% carbon was added to its metal which makes it more strong and durable. Along with carbon, magnesium, radium, silicon, and Nikon were also added to this metal.
The Arabs learned the mastery of this sword from India in the early 12th century when an Arabic visits Kerala and learn to create this type of sword and sent it to Arab where these swords were built in large numbers.
This sword had shattered many empires and cause lots of destruction. In the past era, where technology was not very advanced, then these swords decide the fate of many empires and civilizations. Another example of these swords is a Samurai Sword, which was invented in Japan. That sword was also strong and durable and an effective weapon in battle. We will talk about that some other day.