Human Bones The Secret Ingredient In Swordmaker’s Art

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Taiwanese last traditional Chinese swordmaker, Kuo Chang-hsi has an interesting way to imbue his creations with spirit, he adds human bones to his furnace.

The bone fulfills more than mere superstition, the phosphorous content results in a higher grade of steel and thus, a better weapon. The swordmaker, whose creations include the “Green Destiny” sword that was seen in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon procures his bones from collectors and sometimes from family members looking for a special way to remember a deceased relative.

[Weird Asia News]


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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