Thursday, 20 February 2014

Damascus knives

Trade Tacklers  

I Pride Myself on producing the highest quality & Maximum Width of Damascus Billets from Pakistan .i believe my Damascus to be the cleanest, most precise, and greatest performance available.
The Applications for the beauty and serendipity of Damascus seem to be endless.

People often ask where the patterns and colors come 

from.   Understand that it is the steel itself that gives 

these wonderful patterns and colors.  For a pattern 

welded blade we can use many metal combinations.

 Various added elements in the steels will cause the

 steels to etch differently. Manganese=black, 

Nickel=silver, Chromium=light gray, High carbon =dark 

gray and so forth.  


Sometimes we use clay to mask off parts of the blade as part of a process called differential hardening.  This is mainly seen on folded steel Japanese style blades.  But it can be done on other blades.   Where the steel is exposed, it will harden upon quenching.   The coated places will end up softer.   Also these areas will be visible with a high polish.

I clean and polish to 600 grit and etch in a 1.5 % solution of 
ferric chloride,  and then a second tempering cycle. Final polishing can be to 3000 grit or finer, but 1000 is average.   For some patterns I will first etch in a solution of muratic acid to create a depth difference before I etch in the ferric, then its final assembly, polish and buff. 


was a type of steel used in Middle Eastern sword making . Damascus steel was made from wootz steel, a steel developed in India around 300 BC
The original method of producing Damascus steel is not known. Because of differences in raw materials and manufacturing techniques, modern attempts to duplicate the metal have not been entirely successful. Despite this, several individuals in modern times have claimed that they have rediscovered the methods in which the original Damascus steel was produced.

The origin of the term Damascus steel is somewhat uncertain; it may either refer to swords made or sold in Damascus directly, or it may just refer to the aspect of the typical patterns, by comparison with Damask fabrics (which are in turn named after Damascus)

My Beautiful Damascus Billets 

Damascus Beautiful Knives  By Trade Tacklers

My new arrivals of CHEF KNIVES Blank Blades

My New Arrivals knives Blank Blades with 416 Layers

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