Discussion in 'Blades' started by sharpeblades, May 25, 2011.
Here are a couple of Damascus drop points ime just finish up
Those blade's are...insane!!!
Beautiful work man!!!!
Thank you gentlemen
thank you sir
On the average, if there is one, how many hours per knife?
I have no idea on hours as i work on several at one time,Plus i spend time on a couple folders in between time
Ok, just wondering how labor intensive the damascus knives were over conventional knives.
Depends on how many "folds" you make while making the Damascus Steel, and if you put "Twists" in as well. It isn't a simple process.....
They are beutiful quality knives, however they are "Pattern Welded Steel" knives. Nobody makes true "Damascus" steel
Being overly technical on a subject can sometimes be appreciated, but the term "Damascus" has become a general term for the process of layering steels, much like the process of creating "Wootz". For those who wish to remain purists, that is fine, but the commonly held term of "Damascus" isn't going to change with arguments over historical purity.
I am sure, that many, if not MOST ABS Master BladeSmiths would disagree with you ... @califdude... One of my neighbors makes some of the Best, of that breed, of Alaskan Choppers. .....
I would suggest people should Google " what is Damascus steel" and do some studying on their own. You will see pattern welded is not Damascus. I will concede that today the term Damascus steel is used interchangeably with "Pattern Welded Steel" and people think they are the same. Look it up for yourself.
Yup, I agree it is an interesting factoid, but calling it "pattern welded steel" is commonly regarded as ridiculous definition for what is popularly referred to as Damascus. Right or wrong to the historical purists, it is called Damascus and that's all there is to it. There are quite a few knife makers here at the Survival Monkey.
The true test of a Damascus blade, was the manner in which it was sold. It often had small hooks on tip and pommel to be locked together.( These were filed off later.) It was the proof of the flexibility of the blade. (iirc)
Damascus Steel - Materials Engineering, Purdue University
The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades
I apologize for not having a "before" picture but I never planned on doing a review of this Knife.
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I thought i would share a new one with you ,Its Stag and Damascus with a turquoise spacer.Thank you for looking
finally i finished my project knife,i bought the AE Damascus blade from English made knives back in March this year ,and every time i found the...
How can you tell fake damascus steel from real damascus steel? I just bought some knives that were etched pretty deeply to show off their layers....
I was first turned on the the Forge Magic of Ariel Salaverria by our own Cousin Jack when he sent me the knife in my signature.
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