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DirkBabypunch t1_irtjze0 wrote

You don't usually forge bronze and copper, and making plates out of them is just a matter of casting one, which should be trivial to do.

And by the time period OP is asking about, arrowheads are iron or steel, so copper cladding a gate is irrelevant to their production, except maybe for the guys it takes to pour the casting.


War_Hymn t1_iryaoms wrote

Actually, cast bronze would be pretty weak as is - some forging or hammering was usually done to strengthen and harden bronze tools and items.


DirkBabypunch t1_iryb4qg wrote

That can be easily done once the plate is formed, and they obviously knew about the need to do it.