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« on: 09 January 2010, 18:40:58 »

What did people use for cutting edges before they learnt to smelt metal?  Basically I'm asking because the Llaoihrr don't use much metal, and don't smelt it themselves anyway, they trade it from their dwarven neighbours.  But I'm a bit lost as to what they could use instead.  I suppose I could say they use life magic to make wood really hard and dense so that it can be formed into a cutting edge....but they haven't always had life magic technology so it seems logical that they'd use something else instead.
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« Reply #1 on: 10 January 2010, 01:10:38 »

I may be misunderstanding the meaning of the word, but I think you may be safe using "flint" just as it is, though Judith mentions that the dwarves call it "aeph."

According to dictionary.com, "flint" is also a relatively old word (Middle and Old English, dating before 900)
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bef. 900; ME, OE; c. MD vlint, Dan flint

Is there any reason we could not use the word?
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