Authentic historic methods of constructing damascus steel knives with wootz steel is a lost art. Put a thin layer of stainless on the outside of each side of the billet, followed by a piece of 1/4 mild steel.
The material is held at or near the temperature of fusion for an extended period of time.
How to make damascus steel without welding. These are the most basic damascus patterns and the same patterning techniques, and several others, are employed for more advanced patterns. 8 repeat the welding process and draw the billet out to the desired dimensions. Pattern welded steel appears to be similar to damascus steel, however the appearance of modern “damascus” steel results from the visible folds in the material that create.
This will usually result in a cleaner and stronger weld. Has anyone done a tutorial on how to make damascus steel? Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
How to make the “w’s” pattern The appearance of damascus steel does not come from folding and forge welding and it does not involve in any combination of different materials during the forging process. Within the modern day, pattern welding is the most common method utilized to create damascus steel knives.
Over all its a good solid chunk of steel but there is virtually no pattern to be seen without a magnifying glass. Metallurgy and chemistry serve as a basis for the composition and the multiple applications necessary for steel production and use. But i was wondering if 5160 and 1095 would leave a good contrast and not cause any other problems down the line.
A lot of people seem to have problems in forge welding low and medium chromium alloys, so i suggest you use something like 1095 or another simple steel as the core. I was reading a book on pattern welding and it mentioned super damascus. Historic damascus steel referred to as crucible stee,l which had a very high carbon content and had a visible surface pattern because of its crystalline structure.tthis damascus steel, or wootz steel, ended up being called damascus steel because the crusader,s on their way down to the holy lan,d would.
I've used the 1084/15n20 because i learned with that combination and know that it will make a quality damascus. This causes the formation of large, high carbon dendrites in a matrix of approximately eutectoid steel. Small pattern welded damascus steel kife (with no power hammer):
This is a process of growing crystals. Only the hammer blows cause a certain deformation of the layers. It is created by simply duplicating layers without specifically influencing the pattern.
I've only been using 1084/15n20 for my damascus. This modern damascus is made from layer upon layer of steel worked by the smith and welded into a solid billet. The paper knife is my 3rd attempt its just narrow blades.
The steel can be drawn out using flat or drawing dies and taking “bites” at the billet.the welding ground is to complete the circuit back to the welding machine.there are many different types of steels and ways to make damascus. The modern connotation of damascus steel is different from the original damascus of the past. It recommended using 01 and 1050.
The process may have to be repeated again to get the required number of layers. If not can someone do one? [title spelling corrected for the sake of future searches.
The patterns in the steel from this welding process can be varied depending on the particular technique of the smith and by the types of steel used in the forging of the billet and is often enhanced by etching with acid. This is by far, my favorite combination for making damascus stainless steel blades. Note that the last one is not so common among stainless steels.
True damascus steel is made by a casting process utilizing very high carbon steel. Blacksmiths in europe attempted to match the steel, using the pattern welding technique, forged from alternated layers of steel and iron, folding and twisting. Therefore, if you have a pattern welded damascus steel knife with acid etching, it is a legitimate and real damascus steel knife.
I've been into blacksmithing for a little under a year now, and now that i've finally managed to make and acquire adequate tools, i've been able to really start making things (my initial setup was using a small sledge hammer for an anvil and beating… By sharpening the blade, the layers are cut through towards the cutting edge and form the simple pattern as quoted by the manufactures of best damascus steel knife by ritzy knives. I've also got 1080, l6, w2 and just a wee little bit (ok, maybe a mountain of) 52100.
On 1/20/2011 at 4:48 pm, jackdog20 said: Before moving on to more advanced patterns and techniques, the damascus steel maker should become adept at the forge welding process. This is what i do for my knives i make from a single steel, why would i do any less for damascus.
My fourth attempt is wide blades and two pieces of steel off a circular steel saw blade that was a big chunk of steel that has issues, but i haven't had time to grind it yet. Do any of you have suggestions on.