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Slim Damascus Pen Knife

Slim Damascus Pen Knife
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This thin folding knife has a straight-back blade made from 60 HRC hammered steel with a beautiful Damascus pattern. Its snakewood handle has a similarly rippled design, accented by a bright blue aluminum clip. A liner lock keeps the blade from accidentally closing. It measures 7.75″ overall with a 3.5″ blade length.

Lightoller Damascus Steel EDC Folding Knife

Lightoller Damascus Steel EDC Folding Knife
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This unique knife is named for Charles Lightoller, who helped women and children onto lifeboats on the Titanic and later rescued 127 men at Dunkirk. The compact EDC knife has a 1.9″ Damascus steel blade with a twist pattern. Its handle combines Damascus steel and rosewood. Includes a full-grain leather sheath.

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Forging a Copper Damascus Bowie Knife

Forging a Copper Damascus Bowie Knife

Typically, Damascus patterned metal is made entirely from steel. But it looks even more amazing with copper folded in. Tyrell Knifeworks walks us through the process of forging a gorgeous bowie knife by welding then pressing together layers of the mixed metals. The colors in the handle look awesome with the blade.

Railroad Track Viking Hatchet

Railroad Track Viking Hatchet

Blacksmith Black Beard Projects shows off a really sweet build – a replica of a Viking-style bearded hatchet. Its sweeping axe head started off life as a section of a railroad track, and its handle was hand-carved from elm wood. Also, we’re suckers for anything with a Damascus pattern.

Damascus Steel Dice

Damascus Steel Dice
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King Cobra Blades Art handmakes these unique damascus steel 6-sided dice. Each one features a distinctive pattern made by forging and folding layers of metal together numerous times. They come in 16mm, 20mm, and 1″ sizes. They also make some beautiful damascus knives and rings.

Forging Damascus Pliers

Forging Damascus Pliers

The beautiful patterns of damascus steel make for some of our favorite tools and knives, and the thicker the tool, the more dramatic the look. In this clip from metalsmith Hassan “Habu” Abu-Izmero, watch as he welds together, forges, and twists multiple layers of steel to create a truly special pair of pliers.

Hand-Forged Damascus Steel Chef Knife Set

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Sharpen up your cooking habits with this set of beautifully hand-forged knives from Gladiators Guild. Each one is made from high-grade Damascus steel set into a pakka wood handle. The set of three includes 13″, 11″, and 9″ knives, and is 21% off the retail price in The Awesomer Shop.

1000 Year-old Damascus Knife

1000 Year-old Damascus Knife

Bladesmith shurap loves to make damascus from all kinds of unusual objects. In this case, he managed to get his hands on a bunch of rusty, ancient blades that date back as far as 1100 years to the Kievan Rus era. He then smooshed them down into one elegant new weapon. Historians and archaeologists look away.

Damascus Tomahawk

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This stunning work of blacksmithing comes from Black Forge Knives. It’s made from 1095 and 15n20 damascus steel, attached to a hand-carved rosewood handle. It comes with a handcrafted leather sheath to protect its head when not in use. Measures 21.75″ overall length, with a 6.5″ cutting edge. (Must be 18+ to purchase.)

Making Ball Bearing Damascus

Making Ball Bearing Damascus

As metalsmith Shurap has proven before, you can make damascus from just about any kind of steel hardware. In this clip, he melts down thousands of tiny ball bearings, and transforms them into a uniquely patterned blade. Because of their sheer number, they appear to be one of the more challenging materials to work with.

Damascus Chef’s Kitchen Set

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This set of five pro-quality kitchen knives from Black Forge Knives features gorgeous damascus steel blades and rich rosewood handles. The set includes a 8.25″, 7.5″, 6.5″, 5.75″, and 4″ blades, along with a leather carrying pouch. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code MerrySave15. (expires 12/25/19)

Making a Damascus Chisel

Making a Damascus Chisel

For this project, metalsmith Shurap created a gigantic chisel using numerous layers of steel. The oversized tool is designed for woodworking, but is so beautiful that it could just be a work of art on a stand. Watch how the intricately-carved handle was made here.

Sharp Axe Damascus Rings

Sharp Axe Damascus Rings
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Etsy shop SharpAXECrafts creates these handsome and substantial rings from layered damascus steel. Each one has a one-of-a-kind pattern on its sides, and may be embellished with wood, rose gold, or stone for contrast. Our favorite design has a deeply-textured, hammered surface.

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Making Damascus Steel from Washers

Making Damascus Steel from Washers

At first we thought shurap was fixing a bowl of cereal for Bender the robot, but what he’s actually doing in this video is creating a hardened damascus steel knife by melting together spring washers and powdered iron and smashing them together, over and over.

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