Damascus steel is a forge-welded steel recognizable by the mottling or wavy patterns formed by contrasting steel layers. Damascus knives, apart from the aesthetics, also feature great service properties.
Many layers of various types of steel are welded, folded multiple times, like a sandwich, and forged together into a complicated structure with layers forming sophisticated wavy patterns.
Knives made from Damascus steel boast great service properties, such as durability, elasticity and high edge retention of the blade. They make for excellent hunting knives and chef knives, as Damascus blade is superbly tough and the junction of many steel layers creates minute serrations on the edge providing superior sharpness of the blade.
Many modern superior alloys will outperform any pattern-welded steel including Damascus. Still, today’s Damascus steel does outstrip many metals with its renowned plasticity and strength.
The technique of pattern-welded Damascus, with many layers of steel forged together, results in a specific structure of the blade that has excellent toughness, durability and edge retention (the blade tends to stay sharper for longer).
In terms of manufacturing process, there is cast Damascus steel (also called Wootz) and pattern-welded Damascus steel (the most common method utilized to create Damascus nowadays).
The easiest way to determine the authenticity of a Damascus steel blade is to simply examine the consistency of blade patterns: a real Damascus will show uniform folds and patterns across the blade, cutting edge, spine, knife bolster and tang. However, by scrutinizing a fake Damascus knife you’ll notice unnatural designs, mostly not folded, general watery or feather patterns.
All forms of high carbon steels (like Damascus) are prone to rust, if not correctly taken care of. Proper care is required, in the same way as for a carbon steel blade – water and moisture are to be avoided.
Custom Damascus knives are more expensive than mass-produced knives, as Noblie`s Damascus offers a way higher quality level: only quality steels are used and the production process is thoroughly controlled. The outstanding craftsmanship ensures excellent service properties of custom Damascus blades.
Noblie, Damasteel, Kyle Royer and other makers and companies are known to be manufacturers of quality Damascus knives.
You can buy quality Damascus knives at the Noblie Store – a reliable dealer of custom knives since 2015.
Damascus steel is a type of steel traditionally used in the Near East for manufacturing edged weapons. The name comes from Damascus, the capital city of Syria, and refers to distinctive patterns of blade decoration (such as banding and mottling) resembling flowing water.
Around 500 AD, blacksmiths near the city of Damascus began to craft knives and swords with unequalled hardness and cutting abilities: it was claimed that a Damascus blade was able to smoothly slice through a falling silk scarf. The excellence of these knives was provided by the unusual steel and an extraordinary technique of controlled thermal cycling used in manufacturing them. Handmade Damascus knife became legendary for both exquisite beauty of blade patterns and for their service properties. The original technique of producing the pristine Damascus steel was lost long ago to be revived again by late 20th century.
Damascus steel is easily recognizable by its dimpled, watery pattern. Along with its sleek aesthetical look, Damascus steel is highly valued as it is hard and at the same time flexible. Knives forged from Damascus steel are by far superior to those formed from ordinary metal.
For many people the words "Damascus steel" savor of a legend about a magical alloy with fantastic properties. And, partly, it is true, because of this steel’s fascinating appearance and its impressive performance characteristics. Custom Damascus knife is known to be very tough, resistant to shattering and capable of holding a keen and resilient edge.
Noblie bladesmiths produce dozens of high-class Damascus art knives, each of which is an exquisite piece of art in knifemaking and a collectible worth being presented to a genuine adorer of unique souvenirs.
Although the metal we produce today is not casted (wootz) Damascus steel, it is still crafted using forge welding which is what gives it the famous multi-patterned design like in the traditional Damascus blades. Although some types of modern steel outperform the original Damascus, they don’t possess the renowned plasticity and hardness of the handmade Damascus blade.
Noblie Damascus art knife features the best properties of the traditional Damascus, such as supreme hardness, resilient edge, mosaic patterns and stylish garniture. These pieces of art are meant for true connoisseurs of high-class handmade knives.
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