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Painting on metal was commonly used by European armorers of the 13th to the
early 16th centuries to enliven the metallic surfaces with colour and decorative
imagery. Another surface treatment with colour effect was damascening.
Among the Japanese, the fashioning of swords and sword furnishings, such as
hilt mountings and sword guards (tsuba). was one of the main occupations of
artisans working in metal. Comparable to the importance of the jewelers craft in ...
The pitcher also wears on his pitching foot (right foot for a right- handed pitcher;
left foot for a left-handed pitcher) an additional pitcher's plate, a metal
reinforcement at the inside of the toe to give him a better foothold in the act of
pivoting to ...
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