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Syria handmade Damascus sword

 

 

Damascus refers to the material achieved through a process of forge wielding two or more different metals to get a laminated bar of multiple layers. When this process is done, the blade can have more than 500 layers of metals.

The art of Damascene work, in pure gold and silver, is still alive with traditional swordsmith families  . Some of these beautiful weapons are still being made and available to serious collectors of this pattern wielded steel.

 

The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades

The art of producing the famous 16-18th century Damascus steel blades found in many museums was lost long ago. Recently, however, research has established strong evidence supporting the theory that the distinct surface patterns on these blades result from a carbide-banding phenomenon produced by the microsegregation of minor amounts of carbide-forming elements present in the wootz ingots from which the blades were forged. Further, read more

 

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