[LMB] OT: AKICOTL Iron, cold iron shall be master of them all

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Sun Aug 31 18:06:34 BST 2014

Corrosion resisting steel is mostly iron alloyed with nickel and chromium.


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> On Aug 18, 2014, at 3:31 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
> Come to think of it, what about stainless steel? Would they be immune to that? 
> And I'll bet they carry ceramic kitchen knives as short weapons, too. Ort worse yet (if they're in contact with their Aztec counterparts), obsidian. 
>> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:22:47 -0400
>> From: becca at di.org
>> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
>> Subject: [LMB] OT: AKICOTL Iron, cold iron shall be master of them all
>> I want to kill a Fae who is in the mundane world. I know that iron
>> poisons the Fae - but does it have to be pure iron? what about steel,
>> which is an iron alloy? Would simply klonking a Fae on the head with a
>> cast iron skillet be sufficient, or does the iron have to stay in long
>> contact with the Fae?
>> If I had a forged iron knife with a wooden handle and no iron at all
>> on the handle, even where the two sides of the wooden handle, could
>> another Fae hold that blade, or would the wood not be insulation
>> enough?
>> (one likes to get these little details right)
>> -becca
>> ETA the subject line is a quote from a Kipling poem.
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