Brief Introduction Wootz Damascus Steel Knives

History of Damascus Steel
The word “Damascus” goes back to medieval western cultures and refers to an earlier style of craftsmanship that first emerged in India around 300 B.C. This craftsmanship was prolific at the time, and was likely named for the region that made it famous.

Around that time, Arab culture introduced Wootz steel to the Syrian city of Damascus where the material led to a thriving industry in weaponry. Damascus imported Wootz steel from Persia and Sri Lanka for the production and utility of hybrid steel blades known for their toughness. Apparently, the minds behind this technological development understood how combining various metals would create weapons of increased strength over those made of pure steel.

Damascus Steel Knives

Damascus steel knives come in a variety of type for any number of purposes that range from camping and survival to wood-cutting and hunting. The composites banded together to make a Damascus knife necessarily depend on the type of knife and the context in which it is expected and/or intended for use. Some common types are listed below:

  • Carving knives
  • Hunting knives
  • Serrated knives
  • Flip-flop knives
  • Rigging knives
  • Tactile folding knives
  • Tactile fixed blades

The beautiful thing about any type of Damascus knife is that, by design, it endures any forces put to it. Not only is a Damascus knife strong but also long-lasting. Below are some beautiful examples of Damascus blades


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