You heat them up together and then fold the bar over and over to get the desired layers, ours are 396 layers. Then you burn the bladee in acid, and it turns the nickel satin color and the high carbon turns blackish gray. This is how the layers are exposed to show the layers of the new steel created coined "Damascus".
All Damascus is acid etched to show the layers. If you high polish the metal it will be shinny satin like all steels. Only after you burn the sides of the blade with acid do you see the layers of the two steels. After we make our knives we high polish the handles and put an edge on the blade.
The high polishing buffs off the acid burned layer of the handle, and the blade edge is sharpened and the acid burned edge becomes satin. You can re-burn the tang of the blade near the handles and the edge of the blade and it will show the layers once more.
All our knives are hand made, durable and unique. YOU WILL RECEIVED THE SAME KNIFE. Our Damascus blades are made from high quality non-stainless steels which rival or exceed any Damascus blade made from the 10 series with 4340. Our Damascus combination has taken years to perfect and has been tested under a variety of application which will offer professional performance in categories of toughness, strength (lateral stress) and edge honing and holding ability.
In a 5 spot Rockwell test our blades will average near or close to 58 which offers a perfect balances between its toughness and strength. Our blades due to carbon content need to be regularly treated with wax and/or 3 in 1 oil to maintain its superior quality. If you have any question feel free to send us message we aim to answer all questions within 24 hours. Issues as quickly as possible. We are not responsible for any injuries associated with the use of our tools.
Our products are intended for legal use only by responsible buyers. Therefore, we will not sell our products to anyone under the age of 18. This is beyond our control and we apologize for this inconvenience.
Our Tools are very sharp so open and use them very carefully We are not responsible for any injuries associated with the use of our tools. NEVER STORE YOUR KNIFE FOR LONG TIME IN LEATHER SHEATH. LEATHER CAN ABSORB WATER, WHICH WILL RUST THE KNIFE. ALWAYS CLEAN THE BLADE AFTER USING WITH OIL OR WAX.
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