Forging the Dragon's Bane

Sweat dripped from Luka's brow. There was at least two hours till daybreak. He had hammered almost the whole night to ___________ the blade.

A. grind
B. temper
C. cast
D. quench
E. scour
 

Sparks flew from the corner where Jocko sat _________ a small knife on a huge revolving stone wheel.
A. grinding
B. tempering
C. casting
D.quenching
E. scouring 

"Ah, for the good old days" said Ringo "Back then we'd ___________ the blade in the breast of sacrifical virgin
A. grind
B. temper
C. cast
D. quench
E. scour 

While all of this was going Olivier was ___________ the inside of a ceramic mold with steel wool.
A. grinding 
B. tempering
C. casting
D. quenching
E. scouring 

This mold would used to _____________ the hilt for the broadsword 
A. grind
B. temper
C. cast
D. quench
E. scour 

It was time, Luka and Ringo, their faces black with __________
A. crucible
B. anneal
C. soot
D. glaze
E. molten

lifted the ___________ with tongs.Then they poured the liquid brass into the mold
A. crucible
B. anneal
C. soot
D. glaze
E. molten 

"You know," said Sze Mai "That pig sticker is not the only project we have got to finish tonight! Everyone looked at the __________ glass sculpture that she had made. She had stretched and pulled the glass into a beautiful unicorn.
A. crucible
B. anneal
C. soot
D. glaze
E. molten

"Hey how long has that sculpture been standing?" cried Olivier. "You have to ________ the glass... otherwise you risk catastrophic gross fracture!"
A. crucible
B. anneal
C. soot
D. glaze
E. molten 

"Huh?" said Ringo. "It will explode!!!" said Olivier exasperated. Jocko began to put on a face shield and body armor from a police bomb squad. Sze Mai calmly put the unicorn back in the oven to slowly cool. Christophe prepared to ________ the surface of a grecian urn that he had been working on.
A. crucible
B. anneal
C. soot
D. glaze
E. molten 

The birds began to sing. The sculpture exhibition at the local art museum will open in just a few more hours.

Art is tough...





  Post Script: The Top score is 100 %

To grind 
1) to reduce any material to powder or small grains, by friction 
2) to shape by the same method

To quench
to cool suddenly a hot metal with water or an other liquid

Bane
a person or thing that causes ruin or death
it's also a type of weapon (in french : fléau)

To cast
to form (liquid, metal) into a particular shape by pourving into a mold

Broadsword
a sword with a wide, usually two edge blade that is designed for
slashing rather than thrusting

Finalsword by Luca Engel
   Hilt                 Blade

Hilt
Part of the sword that one holds on to

Blade
The cutting part of sharpened tools such as knifes, chisels, swords.

To scour
To clean an object vigorously in order to get it rid of dirt : to scrub. 

Wool
1) A thick coat of some mammals such as sheep.
2) Anything that resembles the fleece of a sheep.

Spark
A burning particle that is thrown away from an object heated at high
temperature.

Mould
A hollow matrix used to give a defined shape of an object.

Crucible
A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain,
used for
melting materials at high temperatures.

Temper
To bring to a proper degree of hardness

Anneal
To subject (glass or metal) to a process of heating and slow cooling
in order to toughen and reduce brittleness

Bane
***************rusible
Blade:

Special thanks to Luca, Christian,
Julien, Benoit, Olivier, Sylvain, & Serge

 

  Extra credit: Go to this site and look at this knife Wildsteer. Write down what is it's function. What form does this tool take and why?
 

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