Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners,
by Ernst G. Siebeneicher - Hellwig and Jurgen Rosinski
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The art of forging multiple layers of steel together into beautiful, strong, and sharp Damascus steel blades started millennia ago. Now, with this guide, novice blacksmiths and bladesmiths have a practical and budget-conscious approach to forging their own Damascus steel knife. Starting with the basics, this practical guide shows how easy it can be to build a simple Damascus-grade forge; forge Damascus steel into different patterns; and forge a blade into shape, harden it, and turn it into a finished knife. Sketches, step-by-step instructions, and tools and materials lists help you prepare and work through the project methodically and safely. Complete with tips for sharpening Damascus steel blades and insights on the metallurgy behind this special steel, this guide is ideal for the metalworking hobbyist.

Chapters include:
  • A brief history of Damascus steel
  • Developments of Damascus
  • Regional developments
  • Equipment and materials
  • Gas forge
  • Brick forge
  • Tools for forging
  • Types of steel
  • Forging Damascus
  • Assembling the package
  • Welding the package
  • Folding the package
  • Creating patterns
  • Layered Damascus
  • Banded Damascus
  • Twist pattern
  • Multiple bar
  • Mosaic
  • Forging a blade
  • Heat treating
  • Etching
  • Constructing the handle
  • Edge sharpening
  • Protecting against rust
  • Heat colors
  • List of suppliers

Soft cover, spiral bound, 104 pages, color photos, 6" x 9" format.

By Ernst Siebeneicher-Hellwig and Jurgen Rosinski.
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