African Steel

Nov 2018
West Covina
Did you guys know africans had knowldge if steel many of you know of the haya steel methods but groups in west african and as far as the kongo knew how to produce high carbon steel comparable to that of asia and the middle east the smiths of Oyo would use slag from previous uses as flux to purify the the metal increasing its durability something unique to western africa

Kongo Iron: Symbolic Power, Superior Technology and Slave Wisdom

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