9 How To Make A Damascus Steel Knife

How To Make A Damascus Steel Knife

Did you know that Damascus steel can't be set on mass production? Its quality depends on temperature, flame color and skills of a craftsman. Let's have a look at the process of damask steel creation where every little detail is of a great importance.

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Damask steel can be made at such a furnace. It consists of heat-resistant bricks.

It takes many days to fire the furnace making it ready for the process of steel casting.


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9 Responses to “How To Make A Damascus Steel Knife”

  1. anonymous says:

    I feel like there were some steps left out of this process.

  2. Daniel says:

    A fascinating post! The Soviet Union in it’s day was well known for advanced metallurgy. You can see the crystal structure of the metal when it comes out of the blast furnace. The working of metal is both science and art.

  3. Glum says:

    This have nothing in common with damascus steel. This may be an example of “powder metallurgy” in some nearly mid-ages condition, and, possibly can be used as a part of damask steel production process, but it can also be used as a part of nail production process also.

  4. anon150 says:


    Even for standard knife-making you have left out a LOT of steps.

    For damascus steel, about a hundred are missing.

  5. EngrishBob says:

    Congratulations, you showed us nothing.

  6. Ulrike Meinhof says:

    This is actually Wootz, the original damazener, not regular damazener as it´s known today.
    Regular damaszener is made by layers of different steel, for example high carbon steel and nickel-steel. Wootz is made this way shown here by a solid ingot and is much harder to make since it´s wery sensitive when heating to the right temperature, exept for it will crack it will also loose it´s unke structure if overheated so it takes lot more skill to make sucessfully.
    (i hawe worked as a blacksmith so i know what i am talking abot…)

  7. Mr. Fox says:

    How strong!

    Is it traditional knife?

  8. Anastasis says:

    Damascus metal knifes are not hard.
    You make them mixing 2 kinds of soft iron.

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