The average wait time for most orders is 2 to 3 weeks. Your wait will vary depending on the size of your order and our current workload. For more specific wait time estimates, call our office.
Mokume is very easy to work with. Even if you don’t like your surface finish, it’s simple to start over without ruining your finished product. We recommend using a 400-600 grit grind belt for a final finish, though you can choose to go higher. For a mirror-shiny finish, use a soft buffing compound after grinding. […]
Mokume-Gane, which translates to wood-grained metal, does not contain any iron. Due to its difficulty, this ancient art was nearly lost in the twentieth century, but was revived in the 1970s by Eugene Michael Pijanowski and Hiroko Sato Pajinowski. Today, consumers and connoisseurs can find jewelry, flatware, and other pieces made from Mokume-Gane.
We use different types of steel for each Damascus pattern. Our stainless Damascus is made of either AEB-L and 302 or 440 C and CPM 154. In our carbon Damascus, we use either 0-1 and nickel, 1075 and nickel, or 3V and nickel. For non-ferrous Mokume-Gane, we use a blend of copper, nickel-silver, and brass.
Yes! We forge Damascus blocks that can be used for all types of firearms and gun components, including AR-15 lowers. We don’t offer firearm components in our online store, so please call for more information.
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Damascus steel knives, firearms, and other metal pieces are becoming more popular as craftsmen and rediscovering the art. As more Damascus knives pop up in the market, buyers and smiths new to the material want to know: is Damascus steel strong? Not All Damascus is Created Equal Damascus is made of multiple metals which are fused […]
When you’re working with different Damascus patterns, it’s not always obvious how the final project is going to work up. As you work your Damascus blanks into finished pieces, the character of the patterns develops. Damascus Patterns – Before and After To help you plan your projects, we’ve compiled some before and after photos to […]
By taking your time and learning how to etch stainless Damascus and carbon Damascus steel properly, you’ll avoid problems like spots in your finished product. Be sure to always wear the appropriate protective gear when you’re working with acid. Complete etches in a well ventilated space and wear gloves, eye protection, and an apron or […]
Polish it Like any beautiful metal, Damascus steel looks even lovelier when it’s polished. If you have a Damascus steel bracelet or ring, you should polish it once a week if you’re wearing it often. For items you do not use regularly, or simply display as a decoration, take care to polish it every couple […]