Damascus Steel

I have been blessed to become a well known and respected maker of Damascus in the world of cutlery. In the past many years I have begun to find other markets for my damascus, including watches and jewelry. The applications for the beauty and serendipity of damascus seem to be endless.

I pride myself on producing the highest quality damascus in the world. I believe my damascus to be the cleanest, most precise, and greatest performing available. I have a variety of steel combinations and patterns available for every application, to a high performance custom knife or a wedding band. I offer it in many sizes for most any product you may want to produce.

I was among the first to produce stainless damascus, and the first to sell it regularly and commercially. Stainless damascus of course has the benefit of being stain resistant. Making stainless damascus offers many difficulties over producing carbon steel damascus. Carbon steel damascus is much more commonly produced. When using the proper stainless steels compromises do not have to be made with corrosion resistance.

Now, after making over 10,000 bars of damascus, I have learned all of the ins and outs of the process. I have found the making of damascus steel to be an incurable disease, the addiction won't go away! I dream at night of new patterns and new steel combinations. The journey never gets boring. I promise to deliver that love and excitement in a bar made for you.

Patterns

Banded LadderBasketweaveBubble WrapDot MatrixFireballFirestormHerringboneMosaicRaindropRazor WireReptilianSharkstoothSnake SkinSpirographTwistVines &Roses

Pricing

Materials Used

AEB - L and 304

Patterns Available

Ladder, Raindrop, Bubblewrap, and Twist in smaller sizes

Prices Per Inch

$12.OO - 1/8" X 1 1/4"

$14.50 - 5/32" X 1 1/4"

$16.50 - 3/16" X 1 1/4"

$20.00 - 1/4" X 1 1/4"

$14.50 - 1/8" X 1 1/2"

$17.50 - 5/32" X 1 1/2"

$20.00 - 3/16" X 1 1/2"

$24.00 - 1/4" X 1 1/2"

$32.00 - 1/4" X 2"

Materials Used

19c5va and Nickel

Patterns Available

Ladder, Raindrop, Bubblewrap, & Twist

Prices Per Inch

$12.OO - 1/8" X 1 1/4"

$14.50 - 5/32" X 1 1/4"

$16.50 - 3/16" X 1 1/4"

$20.00 - 1/4" X 1 1/4"

$14.50 - 1/8" X 1 1/2"

$17.50 - 5/32" X 1 1/2"

$20.00 - 3/16" X 1 1/2"

$24.00 - 1/4" X 1 1/2"

$32.00 - 1/4" X 2"

Materials Used

440-C, 19C27, or AEB-L and 302

Patterns Available

Firestorm, Sharkstooth, Spirograph, Vines & Roses, Ladder, Raindrop, Fireball, Basketweave, Dot Matrix, Herringbone, and Reptilian

Prices Per Inch

$17.5O - 1/8" X 1 1/4"

$21.00 - 5/32" X 1 1/4"

$25.00 - 3/16" X 1 1/4"

$21.00 - 1/8" X 1 1/2"

$25.00 - 5/32" X 1 1/2"

$28.00 - 3/16" X 1 1/2"

Materials Used

High Carbon and Nickel

Patterns Available

Firestorm, Sharkstooth, Spirograph, Vines & Roses, Ladder, Raindrop, Fireball, Basketweave, Dot Matrix, Herringbone, and Reptilian

Prices Per Inch

$17.5O - 1/8" X 1 1/4"

$21.00 - 5/32" X 1 1/4"

$25.00 - 3/16" X 1 1/4"

$21.00 - 1/8" X 1 1/2"

$25.00 - 5/32" X 1 1/2"

$28.00 - 3/16" X 1 1/2"

Materials Used

Copper, Brass and Ni-Silver

Patterns Available

Raindrop, Ladder, Bubblewrap, and Random

Prices Per Inch

$24.00 - 5/32" X 2"

Price on request for additional sizes.

Materials Used

0-1 and 15-N-20 (2% Nickel high carbon steel)

Patterns Available

Simple to complex: Simple might be for example a 2 bar composite consisting of a wide ladder back with a twisted bar for the edge ( the twisted bar would follow the curve of the edge)

Prices Per Inch

Price depends on complexity of the piece.

Heat Treating

Materials Used:

AEB - L and 304

Patterns Available:

Random, Ladder, Raindrop, Bubblewrap, Twist, Firestorm, Sharkstooth, Spirograph, Vines &Roses, Composite Bar, Fireball, Basketweave, Dot Matrix, Herringbone, and Reptilian

Heat Treating:

Preheat furnace to 1925 f Place blade in furnace Allow furnace to cycle back to 1925 f Soak for 10 minutes Quench in oil or Plate quench Quench in Liquid Nitrogen directly after quench for 1 hour. Temper at 350 f 2 times for 1 hour each time

Finishing:

Take blade to 400 grit finish (must be a sharp belt) Do not buff before etching Hand rubbed finish is also good Etch in a 50/50 diluted solution of ferric chloride (available at Radio Shack) and distilled water Submerse blade in solution for 10 minutes Remove blade and rinse under running water Repeat every 5 minutes until desired results are obtained For a brighter blade, buff and re-etch 1 time Neutralize with tri sodium phosphate

Comments:

This steel cuts very well. There are makers in Alaska that prefer this steel over all others! Properly heat treated this is a very good steel. This steel has a fairly good contrast between materials. It is easy to etch.

Materials Used:

O1 or 19C5VA and Nickel

Patterns Available:

Random, Ladder, Raindrop, Bubblewrap, Twist, Firestorm, Sharkstooth, Spirograph, Vines &Roses, Composite Bar, Fireball, Basketweave, Dot Matrix, Herringbone, and Reptilian

Heat Treating:

Preheat furnace to 1500 f Place blade in furnace Allow furnace to cycle back to 1500 f Soak for no more than 5 minutes Quench in oil Temper at 400 f 2 times for 1 hour each time

Finishing:

Same as stainless but take to 600 grit This material can be hot blued

Comments:

This steel has stunning contrast when etched or blued. Available in larger sizes in twist pattern over stainless

Materials Used:

O1 or 19C5VA &15N20 (2% Nickel high carbon steel)

Patterns Available:

Spirograph, Vines &Roses, Sharkstooth, Firestorm, Ladder, Raindrop, Twist, and Bubblewrap

Heat Treating:

Preheat furnace to 1500 f Place blade in furnace Allow furnace to cycle back to 1500 f Soak for no more than 5 minutes Quench in oil Temper at 400 f 2 times for 1 hour each time

Finishing:

Same as stainless except acid bath should be 5 parts water and 1 part ferric chloride.

Comments:

This steel is made from high carbon steels This steel has excellent edge holding properties This steel has very good contrast between materials This is our most expensive and collectible steel