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Tracing the technological breakthrough of making steel swords

To this day, steel reigns when it comes to sword-making, yet when were the first weapons of this type made?

YouTuber Shadiversity goes back into the archaeological record and discovered that, while there is evidence of steel being produced between 1200 and 1000 BCE, the first weapon we know of is the Vered Jericho Sword, created in the 7th century BCE.

Find out why this weapon is so impressive and a whole host of fun facts about ancient weaponry.

Full story at Popular Mechanics.

Military history.

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