The hypnotizing process of making a handmade steel knife

Damascus steel is a Middle Eastern type of steel famously known for its resilience and distinctive patterns. Its secret was a unique forging technique that has been long lost. Nowadays experts try to reproduce it and, while it may not be exactly the same process, watching them doing it feels like magic.

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The sound the steel produces when it's finished is cool too. Check it out:

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DISCUSSION

It's not really Damascus Steel. The original method of production and materials used to make Damascus Steel were lost. These are just fancy reproductions with modern materials and techniques. Still beautiful, but not truly Damascus Steel.