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Terry Pratchett's Self-Made Meteorite Sword 188 188

jamie writes "Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett says he was so excited after being knighted by the Queen that he decided to make his own sword to equip himself for his new status... the author dug up 81kg of ore and smelted it in the grounds of his house, using a makeshift kiln built from clay and hay and fueled with damp sheep manure."
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Terry Pratchett's Self-Made Meteorite Sword

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Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.

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