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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
09-Sep-03 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: How old are steel strings?
Subject: RE: How old are steel strings?
I doubt it. Being aware of what would be required in a steel string is one thing, having the technology to manufacture it is another.

Drawing a steel string requires a die made of a harder material than the steel itself, and these materials (tungsten, vanadium etc) were unknown before the nineteenth century.