Ancient Art of Sword-Making Lecture to be Given

A lecture on the "Ancient Art of Sword Making" will be given November 5, 2002 at RPI in Troy, NY. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Eylon from the University of Dayton. On November 5, 2002, Dr. Daniel Eylon from the University of Dayton, will deliver a lecture on "The Ancient Art of Sword Making" at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Dr. Eylon is a professor in the Graduate Materials Engineering Program and, for the past ten years, has done extensive research in powder, casting and high temperature titanium alloy technologies. He is a graduate in Materials Engineering from Technion Israel Institute and is a Fellow of the ASM (FASM).

The lecture will concentrate on the development of alloys to perfect the method of sword making in Egyptain, Greek, Chinese, Roman, Damascus, Korean and Japanese cultures, and will include recent microstructural studies that have cast more light on the subject.

A dinner, from 6:30-7:30 pm, will preceed the lecture. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for retirees and $7 for students. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Jennifer Su at 387-5358 or