BLADE LENGTH = 12 INCH. BLADE MATERIAL = DAMASCUS STEEL. HANDLE LENGTH = 6 INCH. HANDLE MATERIAL = ROSE WOOD. Forging Damascus steel alloy was a historical practice by blacksmiths span over centuries in different parts of the world.It was mainly used to make robust and quality blades for swords and knives as well as various other purposes. The steel was named after Damascus, the capital city of Syria due to some various historical reasons. Damascus steel blades were reputed to have distinct surface patterns, tough, resistant to shattering, and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge.
The practice making Damascus steel had been abandoned for. In the past but now recently in 1970's the pattern-welded steel has been referred as "Damascus steel" in the trade due to similarities and being used for different purposes. This "Modern Damascus" is made from several types of steel and iron slices welded together to form a billet. The patterns vary depending on how the smith works the billet. The billet is drawn out and folded until the desired number of layers are formed.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "ss_collectible_blades" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan.