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how to identify real damascus steel from fake

How to Identify Real Damascus from Fake

If you are new to Damascus steel, it may not be easy for you to differentiate between a fake and a real Damascus Knife. Things will become more difficult for you if the steel has been etched. What you need to r...
what is damasteel

What is Damasteel?

Damasteel refers to the type of a knife manufactured using a damasteel blade. This is a knife created using a Damascus knife. To create a Damascus knife, it requires that the blacksmith press and weld two diff...
etching damascus steel

How to Etch Damascus Steel

Etching a Damascus steel knife is not as complicated as many people tend to believe. It is a straightforward process, which is used to enhance the appearance of the blade. One can use Radio PCB board etching so...
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How to Add Carbon to Steel

For many years, locksmiths have been able to increase the amount of carbon in a steel bar by using a forge, harmer, and coal. In some cases, they have also used charcoal to achieve the same results. To do this,...
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How to Become a Knife Maker

Knife-making is an ancient craft that's been instrumental in the progress of civilization. It's no surprise that many people are still interested in knife making as a hobby, though it can also be a lucrative sk...
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Annealing Vs Tempering in Knife Making

Heat treatment is one of the methods that are commonly used to alter the mechanical and physical properties of metals used in making knives and other tools without necessarily changing its shape. This is an ess...
Anodizing Titanium knife

Anodizing Titanium for Knife Making

Titanium is highly corrosion resistant, it is light weight, wear resistant, has heat and cold stability, it is a tough material and is highly flexible and is non-poisonous. It can be anodized by two main proces...
Retained Austenite

What is Retained Austenite?

Retained austenite frequently comes up in many knife- and blade-making discussions. Beginners to the craft may find it hard to follow these discussions without an understanding of what austenite is and how it f...
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How To Sharpen A Knife

Knives are the must-have tools in every kitchen from the basic ones to the heavy duty types of knives. Just imagine how a kitchen will survive without a knife to peel the vegetables, to cut the meat, and to c...
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How To Choose The Correct Bevel Angle

Face it having a dull knife sucks.  If you’re planning to sharpen a knife the very first step is to understand what the proper bevel angle is depending on the knife that you are using.  A kitchen knife is goi...