Swordmaking exhibit in Worcester, Massachusetts through December 2007

The George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts will host The Cutting Edge: Modern Metallography and the Ancient Secrets of Swordmaking October 23 through December 20, 2007.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Higgins Armory, the Metal Processing Institute and the George C. Gordon Library. Admission is free.

From the website:

"This exhibit uses the tools of modern metallography--such as optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and electron diffusion analysis--to reveal the composition and structure of a selection of swords from the Higgins Armory collection, ranging from a Chinese bronze blade of 1000 BCE to a modern display sword, tracing the evolution of metals technology across the millennia."