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Galvanized steel is [[carbon steel]] with a coating of [[zinc]]. This protective layer prevents rust.
 
Galvanized steel is [[carbon steel]] with a coating of [[zinc]]. This protective layer prevents rust.
  
Galvanizing metal was not a [[period]] practice, but in the [[SCA]] the use of galvanized steel is common, not least because it is reletively inexpensive and low-maintenance: for example, the use of galvanized steel fence [[wire]] in the construction of [[maille]].
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Galvanizing metal was not a [[period]] practice, but in the [[SCA]] the use of galvanized steel is common, not least because it is relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance: for example, the use of galvanized steel fence [[wire]] in the construction of [[maille]].
  
 
A word of caution: it is best to cold-work any galvanized metal, because heating galvanized steel causes toxic fumes.
 
A word of caution: it is best to cold-work any galvanized metal, because heating galvanized steel causes toxic fumes.
  
 
[[category: metalworking]]
 
[[category: metalworking]]

Latest revision as of 06:33, 10 July 2007

Galvanized steel is carbon steel with a coating of zinc. This protective layer prevents rust.

Galvanizing metal was not a period practice, but in the SCA the use of galvanized steel is common, not least because it is relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance: for example, the use of galvanized steel fence wire in the construction of maille.

A word of caution: it is best to cold-work any galvanized metal, because heating galvanized steel causes toxic fumes.