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No other blade steel has so intrigued metallurgists, historians and craftsmen as that of original Damascus steel. With a history going back 1700+ years, blades forged of this special crucible steel were the stuff of legend.


Unfortunately, and without a definitive explanation, the production and export to Damascus of the crucible steel ingots from India and Sri Lanka used to forge original Damascus steel blades ceased in the 17th century. The technique for making these remarkable blades was lost as well. Despite numerous studies and experiments undertaken over hundreds of years to determine the exact composition and process used in making this legendary steel, questions remain, and the mystery of original Damascus steel lives on. Read More

Modern Damascus steel is the result of a forging process almost as old as that used in crucible steel formation. Known as pattern-welding, the process was in common use by the Celts in the 2nd and 3rd century AD and was employed by the Vikings in their ornate swords up until the end of their era in the 11th and 12th centuries.


The original technique of pattern-welding steel was one born out of necessity. In ancient times, the bloomeries (furnaces) were incapable of producing enough heat to smelt iron and steel into a homogenous mixture hard enough to make a good blade. To fix this, metalsmiths mixed carbon (charcoal) with thin strips of iron in the smelting process and layered these strips onto the softer iron core making a harder, yet more resilient blade.


Modern pattern-welded steel is made from two or more types of steel welded together into a billet. The steel is heated, drawn out, folded over, cut in half and the two pieces welded, again, into a billet. This heating and folding process is repeated until the desired number of layers is achieved (each fold doubles the previous layer count). At this point, the blade is hammered and ground into shape and finally submerged in an acid bath which acts on the different steel layers and draws out the contrasts. This layering of the steel forms the patterning on the blade similar to the original Damascus steel. This is the reason for the label of “Damascus” steel.


But there’s more to Modern Damascus steel than the dramatic patterning on the blade. The functional value of Modern Damascus steel is the formation of a microscopic serrated cutting edge caused by the grinding down of the layers. The forging of Modern Damascus steel is a time-consuming process that requires patience and skill. To pilot a hand-forged Damascus steel blade is like driving a Ferrari: it’s not about getting from start to finish, it’s about enjoying the machine.

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  1. 12/19/15 Michael, It was a pleasure to do business with you. The knives are beautiful, and I couldn't be happier. And they arrived in plenty of time before Christmas! I think they are going to be the favorite gift. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday! Kind regards, Randy C. - Chadds Ford, PA
  2. 2/17/16 Hi Michael, Received my knife today. I did check it over and it looks good to me, I bought it for a gift for fiancé, he will be home this weekend. I am sure he will love it. Thanks for your help, and also; I didn't have to pay any customs fees or anything which was great. Thanks again, Natasha - Paradise, Newfoundland
  3. 4/3/16 - Hey Michael, I got the knife and it looks amazing. I am pretty shocked at how nice it looks. I was goofing around with it and my camera and got a good picture. I attached it. Thanks again, Adam

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12/19/15 - Michael, It was a pleasure to do business with you. The knives are beautiful, and I couldn't be happier. And they arrived in plenty of time before Christmas! I think they are going to be the favorite gift. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday! Kind regards, Randy C. - Chadds Ford, PA


2/17/16 - Hi Michael, Received my knife today. I did check it over and it looks good to me, I bought it for a gift for fiancé, he will be home this weekend. I am sure he will love it. Thanks for your help, and also; I didn't have to pay any customs fees or anything which was great. Thanks again, Natasha - Paradise, Newfoundland

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