Beaters having difficulties with ball-shaped Bludgers made from rocks shattering into gravel, they first try using lead Bludgers, which prove to be too soft. They eventually progressed to making the balls out of iron – the material still used today (QA6).
Bludgers made out of metal are developed
Date the 1500s
Location in Canon QA6: Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century
Type of Event Wizarding world
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