Many people are still clueless about Damascus knives and how wonderful they are in form and fuction!
This article and attached video hopefully will demonstrate why these knives are growing in popularity and demand due to the unique differences of each knife whether made by the same knife maker or different ones, each knife is different and unique!

What is Damascus Steel?

According to a well documented Wikipedia article:
"Damascus steel was a type of steel used for manufacturing sword blades in the Near East made with wootz steel.[1] These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge.[2]

The steel is named after Damascus, the capital city of Syria. It may either refer to swords made or sold in Damascus directly, or it may just refer to the aspect of the typical patterns, by comparison with Damask fabrics (which are in turn named after Damascus).[3][4]

The original method of producing Damascus steel is not known. Modern attempts to duplicate the metal have not been entirely successful due to differences in raw materials and manufacturing techniques. Several individuals in modern times have claimed that they have rediscovered the methods by which the original Damascus steel was produced."

Since ancient times many knife makers have successfully managed to follow these ancient traditions and produced some truly wonderful and outstanding blades that are not only formidable weapons and tools but also beautiful works of art!

How is Damascus Steel made?

Watch the video below for insight into how one Damascus knife maker goes about this awesome creation of fire and steel ;-)

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