August, 6th, 2002
reason for Damascus steel is that it is beautiful. It requires
skill to produce and more than any other material we work with,
it is capable of reflecting the knowledge, craftsmanship and sensitivity
of the bladesmith. I have been working with it for nearly twenty
years and still find myself staying up late and studying a new
blade. It is endlessly fascinating how light plays along its surface,
even the most subtle actions are captured in the metal. It maintains
a history with the fire and hammer, and because it is so responsive,
it has an organic quality that transcends a plain polished surface.
It is the next level."
a look to this beautiful knife, named "Gouttière",
one knife among the French Regional Knife Collection made by Henri
Viallon for "Le Musée de la Coutellerie de Thiers",
discover what is the Damascus Steel and how it is made, follow
this link : What is Damascus Steel
imagination looks to be without limits, following this link Anthology,
you will be amazed by some patterns of Damascus Steel.
you are interested by historical topics, the Damascus history
page will explain how the Damascus Steel Story is combined
with the general Metallurgical story.