Saturday, July 4, 2009

Damascus Blade

EDM #218 - Draw a Knife or a Blade

A Damascus blade is made by folding the metal over on itself multiple times, then grinding and polishing it to expose the layers giving the metal a visible grain pattern.

Making a Damascus blade is extremely labor intensive and considered to be a fine art among metalsmiths. My brother-in-law is a really sweet (and talented) guy.

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