This is my first Damascus dagger. The billet
used to make this knife was folded 5 times to make thirty-two layers. Damascus steel is
actually a misnomer. The correct name for layered steel is pattern welding.
Damascus steel is merely one type of pattern welding. According to sources, pattern
welding can be done with complex layering including twists, bends, steel cable and even
using different grades of shattered steel which are mixed and reforged together.
I will try cable welding next.