What is Damascus steel?
"The magical pattern on Damascus steel sword is simply carved and natural beauty. Because of the moving legend and its own excellent performance, knives made of Damascus steel have become the best in the knives collection industry. Real Damascus steel is also called crystalline patterns. Steel is a perfect combination of ancient powder metallurgy and forging technology. Aside from being beautiful, Damascus steel was valued because it maintained a keen edge, yet was hard and flexible. Weapons made from Damascus steel were vastly superior to weapons formed from iron Although modern high-carbon steels made using the 19th century Bessemer process surpass the quality of Damascus steel, it remains an outstanding material, particularly for its day. The pattern is basically two materials with different properties. The bright place is pure The hardness of Xueming carbon iron is greater than that of glass; the structure of the dark place belongs to austenitic iron and polished iron. The overall carbon content is about 1.5~2.0%. In the high toughness of polished iron The evenly distributed snow-ming carbon iron, which is harder than glass, makes the Damascus steel knife have a very sharp blade and a very tough blade without breaking. The pattern of Damascus steel is obviously different from that of folded steel. Damascus steel The pattern is more detailed, it looks more natural, and the contrast between black and white is also relatively large. In ancient times, because of the situation of feeding poison on the blade, many Damascus steel blades appeared black. On the black blade, there are bright and bright snow. Carbon iron. The ancient Persians described it as a beautiful pattern like the stars in the night sky.
The distinguishing feature of Damascus knives is that the surface of the knives has numerous water-like patterns. The water pattern on the knife surface is sometimes rose-shaped with stripes running through the surface, called Muhammad's Ti, and these patterns are usually called Damascus patterns. The knife has excellent toughness and almost never breaks in battle; the blade is extremely sharp, and can split silk in two in the air without effort. It has long been considered the king of weapons in the cold weapon era. For a long time, people in Central Asia and Europe generally believed that the excellent performance of the knife was related to the Damascus pattern on the surface. Therefore, European blacksmiths tried hard to create a knife with Damascus pattern, but they did not succeed.