Damascus drop points

Discussion in 'Blades' started by sharpeblades, May 25, 2011.


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  1. sharpeblades

    sharpeblades Monkey+

    Here are a couple of Damascus drop points ime just finish up
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  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Those blade's are...insane!!!
    Beautiful work man!!!!
     
  3. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    very nice...
     
  4. sharpeblades

    sharpeblades Monkey+

    Thank you gentlemen
     
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Outstanding work!
     
  6. sharpeblades

    sharpeblades Monkey+

    thank you sir
     
  7. dystopia

    dystopia Monkey+

    On the average, if there is one, how many hours per knife?
     
  8. sharpeblades

    sharpeblades Monkey+

    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
     
  9. dystopia

    dystopia Monkey+

    Ok, just wondering how labor intensive the damascus knives were over conventional knives.
     
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    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.....
     
  11. califdude

    califdude Monkey

    They are beutiful quality knives, however they are "Pattern Welded Steel" knives. Nobody makes true "Damascus" steel
     
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    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.
     
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    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. .....
     
  14. califdude

    califdude Monkey

    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.
    Good conversation.
     
  15. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    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.
     
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    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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