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==Metal (Item)==
 
==Metal (Item)==
The [[middle ages]] made extensive use of metals like iron, bronze and copper for [[architecture]], [[weapon]]ry and general items.
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The [[middle ages]] made extensive use of metals for all aspects of life.  Metal, however, was hard to [[mine]] (and therefore expensive) and difficult to work, especially very useful metals like [[iron]] and its derivative, [[steel]].  Common people would have had little access to rare metals, and even [[nobility]] would have felt the pinch when buying large amounts of [[metal]], such as a suit of [[armour]] or [[cutlery]].
  
''This entry for "metal (Item)" is just a stub. Feel welcome to expand upon it should you know more about the use of metals in the middle ages.''
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Metals like [[bronze]], [[iron]] and [[steel]] for were used for[[weapon|weapons]] and [[armour]]; [[iron]], [[bronze]], [[lead]], [[pewter]] and [[brass]] for [[tool|tools]] and other items; [[copper]], [[silver]] and [[gold]] for [[money]] and [[jewelry]].

Revision as of 09:54, 21 October 2005

Metal (Heraldry)

One of the types of tinctures (along with colours and furs). A metal is either or (gold or yellow) or argent (silver or white).

Metal (Item)

The middle ages made extensive use of metals for all aspects of life. Metal, however, was hard to mine (and therefore expensive) and difficult to work, especially very useful metals like iron and its derivative, steel. Common people would have had little access to rare metals, and even nobility would have felt the pinch when buying large amounts of metal, such as a suit of armour or cutlery.

Metals like bronze, iron and steel for were used forweapons and armour; iron, bronze, lead, pewter and brass for tools and other items; copper, silver and gold for money and jewelry.