镔铁

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 鑌鐵

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bīntiě
Zhuyin ㄅㄧㄣ ㄊㄧㄝˇ
IPA (key) /pin⁵⁵ tʰi̯ɛ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

镔铁 (simplified, Pinyin bīntiě, traditional 鑌鐵)

  1. (archaic) A type of refined iron, which was known for its hardness. It was often used in the making of sword blades.

Usage notesEdit

镔铁 was probably a type of carbon steel. Some have claimed that 镔铁 was actually Damascus steel (Wootz steel), however there is insufficient archaeological evidence to support this.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 05:10