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A method of hammer-welding or forging designed to produce patterns on the surface of an object after it has been polished and chemically etched. In this sense it refers to effects seen on certain, usually composite iron objects, particularly swords.  The term may also be used (as pattern-welded) to refer to the overall structure of an object like a sword, or at least, specific parts of it.

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