Video: Can you make your own Game of Thrones sword using chemistry?

Can you make your own Game of Thrones sword using chemistry?
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The fantasy epic Game of Thrones is back this Sunday night, and it is sure to be chock full of intrigue, indiscretions and, of course, swords. The most sought-after blades in Westeros are made from Valyrian steel, forged using ancient magic.

But could you make your own Valyrian steel sword using real-life chemistry? Reactions collaborated with cosplaying chemistry fanatic and material scientist Ryan Consell to see if we could blend with Westerosi magic.

Check out the video here:


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