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CONSTRUCTION

Our workshop thrives on specialization. The creation of a knife is split into logical stages, each conducted by a specialist. Workers are trained in their respective areas: blade forging and shaping; heat-treatment and acid etching; final assembly and handle-work. This method ensures quality at every level and makes for impeccable fit and finish. We aim to create truly stunning pieces suitable for use or display.

OUR STEEL

We’ve worked hard to perfect our Damascus recipe and learned that it cannot be done by machine. It requires the skill of a veteran artisan, fire, steel, a hammer and lots of time. The knives are forged and shaped by hand with meticulous attention to detail and a deeply-rooted respect for the metallurgic art. Our Damascus is forged in-house from a proprietary four steel mix based on 15N20 and 1080 Steel. Most blades are 300-400 layers with a Rockwell hardness of 57-58 HRC. 

History

For centuries, craftsmen, blacksmiths, and even scholars attempted to unlock the secret behind Damascus steel. It took Joran Verhoeven, a Materials Science Professor, and Alfred a master bladesmith to figure out exactly what made Damascus steel so legendary. The secret turned out to be banded iron carbide particles. On a molecular level the steel must contain an impurity: Vanadium or Molybdenum. Small traces of these elements in high-carbon Damascus produce impeccable carbide bonds. The result is a hard cutting edge and rugged flexibility. The chemical composition of our Damascus features both elements, making for a superior and historically-accurate blade.

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