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    Posted: March/20/2021 at 11:02
Is My Damascus Blade Real or Fake? | Knife Depot



https://www.Ancient-Origins.net/Artifacts:-Ancient-technology/wootz-steel-Damascus-blades..




Wootz Makers and Production Methods - Bloomers and Buttons - Bladesmiths  Forum Board




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The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades





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This post launched a casual hour of web surfing. Their is something about Damascus steel.

Currently I'm in the process of reclaiming a old 'Camillus US' combat blade blank I had forgotten about. I've developed this thing for getting rid of , or  giving away,  loose & miscellaneous parts and pieces I've accumulated. Hopefully, this blank will become a useful thing, and not just clutter that those who will have to clean up after me will just drag to the curb. 
I have an old(e) Japan hunting knife that the jigged handle had loosened I thought to re-cycle for the combat blade. 
I showed the the blank to the village cutler and told him of my plans. He suggested I do the prep work, and he slyly mentioned he had some stag that would work. Being on a tight budget I demurred. 
After some buffing and filing and a trip my buddy's 'dura-cote' garage,,,I'm thinking maybe leather & brass washers at the hilt and pommel w/ a roll of stag in betwixt,,,why not ?

That's my knife story for today !
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Very fun! 


Here's some more history courses on Damascus.....


11.5.3 Forging a Wootz Sword

https://www.ancientpages.com/2020/05/28/ancient-secrets-damascus-steel-legendary-metal-used-crusaders-warriors/


A tale of crucible (wootz) steel from Ancient India - Sanskriti

https://www.sanskritimagazine.com/history/tale-crucible-wootz-steel-ancient-india/









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I remember this article from 2001.  I remember printing it out. The article included a photo of a beautiful stag handled scimitar, an actual museum piece. I may still have the article in my files.



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