One of several Mannish names for the extraordinary shimmering metal known in Elvish as mithril. A malleable and workable metal, when polished it shone like silver, but it was nonetheless stronger than the strongest steel - hence the name 'steel-silver'. It had other names in the tongues of Men, all alluding to its silvery nature: some called it truesilver, while others named it Moria-silver after the Mines of Moria, the only place in Middle-earth where this rare metal could be found.
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