1095 damascus-steel

by raion
(Turku, Finland)

QUESTION: Do you know about HCS 1095 damascus-steel? I couldn't find information anywhere.


ANSWER: It's just a relatively hard, high carbon content (0.95% carbon, hence 1095) that has been folded several times.

Depends on who makes it as to whether it is any good or not. Though the general consensus is that folded steel (Damascus) is purely cosmetic and does nothing to enhance the function of a blade made from modern steel (indeed, in most cases it actually creates more problems than anything else - especially with the cheap stuff).

Hope this helps.

- Paul

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I think "HCS" just stands for high carbon steel, LOL :)
by: Caleb

WOW! It's *HCS*! That automatically makes it sound more high tech!

(Not making fun of the poster of this thread, but just at the limitation of our language in general, and the funny implications it can make, heh. )

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handmade
by: Anonymous

I made a sword out of spring steel and it performed well and polished to a brilliant lustre. Lots of Hype in aesthetics in blades.
Some of the damascus patterns are gorgeous but what i have read when it comes down to the cutting edge tests, they are not as good as the hi tech modern steel blades. There is still much research for acquiring the Wootz steel knowledge and i have also read that a young engineer has actually re discovered the process and is patenting it.

handmade
by: Anonymous

I made a sword out of spring steel and it performed well and polished to a brilliant lustre. Lots of Hype in aesthetics in blades.
Some of the damascus patterns are gorgeous but what i have read when it comes down to the cutting edge tests, they are not as good as the hi tech modern steel blades. There is still much research for acquiring the Wootz steel knowledge and i have also read that a young engineer has actually re discovered the process and is patenting it.

Damascus Steel, What's Real?
by: AnonymoCarl Wagleus

What blade lover has not been smitten by the beauty of some damascus steel recently? From several good manufacturers in Pakistan I am learning that there are many more patterns than just RAINDROP (or BIRDS EYE), RANDON, LADDER, and TWISTED to use in my custom daggers. Some seem much better suited for a particular blade concept than others.
But, I predict that in the near future I will choose to call my work not damascus steel but perhaps pattern-welded damascus steel. Perhaps there needs to be a distinction between what we are working with from todays forgers and those of old.
A read of this wikipedia article is a good addition to your knowledge on the subject of damascus blades.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus_steel

Carl Wagle, maker of the ALAMANCE REGULATOR.

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