When in history do we first have record of steel being used as a material? I am also interested in both its initial purpose and when it was first used in weapon making.
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According to wikipedia:
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According to wikipedia, Steel has been around since antiquity, but reference to steel weapons can be found in 4th century BC Ibernia, Romans, and in Chinese references during their Warring States era.
The steel that we think of today was originally made East Africa by the Haya people over two eons ago, but wouldn't be rediscovered until the Industrial revolution. Before then, what we think of that makes the weapons and buildings that we see didn't' really exist.
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