Is the sword of Moxie really made of human blood?
Five of China’s top ten famous swords were forged by Master Ou Yezi, and were later called the “Father of Swords”. Therefore, there is a famous saying: “To get ten good swords is not to get one Ouye” (“Lu Shichunqiu. For Neng”).
The five famous swords are Zhanlu, Chunjun, Yuchang, Longyuan Gongbu, Ganjiang Moye. One thing these five famous swords have in common is that Ou Yezi used human blood to process them.
The ancients believed that the essence of human beings flowed in the blood, and it was the purest and noble part of human beings, and it was also the most representative embodiment of human beings.
Therefore, Ou Yezi is no exception to the original method of casting a sword with blood, which can add aura to the sword and make it sharper and smoother. In addition, the sword itself is used for killing, and feeding the sword with blood can add to the hostility in the sword. If you use the blood of a famous warrior to feed it, the effect is even better!
But Ou Yezi’s move by mistake developed a more advanced alchemy process. In fact, the principle is very simple, that is, the human body will produce a large amount of carbon when exposed to high temperatures, and carbon can increase the hardness of metals. And flexibility, in ancient times, this is a craft that has reached its peak. But it is not really possible to use the blood of celebrities or the blood of close relatives to achieve this technique. Filling the furnace with livestock such as pigs, horses, cattle and sheep can achieve the same effect.
It seems that Ou Yezi’s fame is not only for his exquisite alchemy skills, but also for accidentally finding the technology that can improve the metal craftsmanship.