Game of Thrones Science: Sword Making and Valyrian Steel

This week Reactions takes a look at the science and chemistry behind Game of Throne’s Valyrian steel. 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 metallurgy with Westerosi magic.

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Kirk Zamieroski – Writer & Producer
Darcy Gentleman, PhD – Scientific Consultant
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