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An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


An Old Forge

An Old Forge

The Open-air Museum in Pstrazna consists of wooden folk architecture buildings of the Sudeten Foothills.

Among them there is an antique forge from 1856 where the master Kazimierz Kowalski shows the equipment of the forge and his work while making the horseshoes.

  Country:  Poland, Sudety


Arte di Damasco

Arte di Damasco

"L'oggetto rapprensentato è un'immagine originaria di Damasco, la cui tecnica usata è unica nel suo genere. 
I materiali usati sono l'acciaio, oro, argento e tanti altri. Il nome viene appunto dalla città di Damasco, anche se le origini di quest'arte sono cinesi, giapponesi e persiane. 

Tuttavia, in Spagna (a Toledo), quest'arte divenne in tempi antichi una delle più popolari in Europa. 

Il video mostra la tecnica del mastro artigiano e le fasi per ottenere questo metallo. "


  Country:  Spain


Artesanía de bronce y cobre

Artesanía de bronce y cobre

El cobre es uno de los primeros metales utilizados por los humanos desde la Edad Antigua. Es un metal laminado y adecuado para la forja y la mecánica, por lo que ha tenido un gran uso artesanal, tanto puro como en aleación con otros metales, como el latón o el bronce. Gracias a la excelente conductividad térmica, se utiliza para fabricar alambiques, calderas, bobinas, etc.
La calderería es el antiguo oficio del artesano calderero que fabricaba calderos y otras ollas de metal, que se distribuían por toda la región. El proceso en el trabajo de cobre comienza desde la extracción del mineral y su lavado hasta la fusión y el planchado con herramientas, como cinceles y martillos, además de su aleación y fundición a la temperatura adecuada.
También incluye la labor de diseñar grabados mediante el repujado, el pulido y las técnicas para agregar manijas o picos, soldar sus uniones, etc. El cobre es el material más utilizado, así como el latón, el bronce, el hierro y, más recientemente, el aluminio.

  Country:  Extremadura y Andalucía, España


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Artistic metalwork

Artistic metalwork

A short video film showing the performance of forged products finely finished at the Iron-Art an artistic iron workshop.

The film shows the performance of a piece of balustrade made of smelting steel.

It shows the whole process of performance, starting from the design through bending steel rod, which is sandblasted and painted with a special paint to protect the balustrade from corrosion.

The master performs unique products modeled on old patterns, hand-forged and finely finished, decorated and created in the Art Nouveau style.

  Country:  Poland


Berti knives manufacturing

Berti knives manufacturing

The video shows the technique used by artisans to produce a handmade knife. The artisans work the metal when is still hot and then they give the shape; finally, they work the wood in order to make the handle and they assemble them.  

  Country:  Florence, Italy


Berti knives manufacturing

Berti knives manufacturing

The video shows the technique used by artisans to produce a handmade knife. The artisans work the metal when is still hot and then they give the shape; finally, they work the wood in order to make the handle and they assemble them.  

  Country:  Florence, Italy


Berti knives manufacturing

Berti knives manufacturing

The video shows the technique used by artisans to produce a handmade knife. The artisans work the metal when is still hot and then they give the shape; finally, they work the wood in order to make the handle and they assemble them.  

  Country:  Florence, Italy


Berti knives manufacturing

Berti knives manufacturing

The video shows the technique used by artisans to produce a handmade knife. The artisans work the metal when is still hot and then they give the shape; finally, they work the wood in order to make the handle and they assemble them.  

  Country:  Florence, Italy


Berti knives manufacturing

Berti knives manufacturing

The video shows the technique used by artisans to produce a handmade knife. The artisans work the metal when is still hot and then they give the shape; finally, they work the wood in order to make the handle and they assemble them.  

  Country:  Florence, Italy


Berti knives manufacturing

Berti knives manufacturing

The video shows the technique used by artisans to produce a handmade knife. The artisans work the metal when is still hot and then they give the shape; finally, they work the wood in order to make the handle and they assemble them.  

  Country:  Florence, Italy


Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper is one of the first metals to be used by humans since Ancient Age. It is a metal laminable and suitable for forging and machining, so it has had a great artisanal using, both pure and in alloy with other metals, such as brass or bronze. Thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity it is used to manufacture stills, boilers, coils, etc.

Boilermaker is the ancient trade of the artisan who made cauldrons and other metal pots, to be distributed throughout the region. The process in the copperwork starts from the extraction of the ore and its washing to the fusion and ironing with tools, such as chisels and hammers, and alloy and casting at the appropriate temperature. It also includes the task of designing engravings through embossing, polishing and the techniques to add handles or picks, to weld their joints, and so on.

Copper is the most used material, as well as brass, bronze, iron, and more recently, aluminium.

  Country:  Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain


Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper is one of the first metals to be used by humans since Ancient Age. It is a metal laminable and suitable for forging and machining, so it has had a great artisanal using, both pure and in alloy with other metals, such as brass or bronze. Thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity it is used to manufacture stills, boilers, coils, etc.

Boilermaker is the ancient trade of the artisan who made cauldrons and other metal pots, to be distributed throughout the region. The process in the copperwork starts from the extraction of the ore and its washing to the fusion and ironing with tools, such as chisels and hammers, and alloy and casting at the appropriate temperature. It also includes the task of designing engravings through embossing, polishing and the techniques to add handles or picks, to weld their joints, and so on.

Copper is the most used material, as well as brass, bronze, iron, and more recently, aluminium.

  Country:  Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain


Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper is one of the first metals to be used by humans since Ancient Age. It is a metal laminable and suitable for forging and machining, so it has had a great artisanal using, both pure and in alloy with other metals, such as brass or bronze. Thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity it is used to manufacture stills, boilers, coils, etc.

Boilermaker is the ancient trade of the artisan who made cauldrons and other metal pots, to be distributed throughout the region. The process in the copperwork starts from the extraction of the ore and its washing to the fusion and ironing with tools, such as chisels and hammers, and alloy and casting at the appropriate temperature. It also includes the task of designing engravings through embossing, polishing and the techniques to add handles or picks, to weld their joints, and so on.

Copper is the most used material, as well as brass, bronze, iron, and more recently, aluminium.

  Country:  Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain


Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper is one of the first metals to be used by humans since Ancient Age. It is a metal laminable and suitable for forging and machining, so it has had a great artisanal using, both pure and in alloy with other metals, such as brass or bronze. Thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity it is used to manufacture stills, boilers, coils, etc.

Boilermaker is the ancient trade of the artisan who made cauldrons and other metal pots, to be distributed throughout the region. The process in the copperwork starts from the extraction of the ore and its washing to the fusion and ironing with tools, such as chisels and hammers, and alloy and casting at the appropriate temperature. It also includes the task of designing engravings through embossing, polishing and the techniques to add handles or picks, to weld their joints, and so on.

Copper is the most used material, as well as brass, bronze, iron, and more recently, aluminium.

  Country:  Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain


Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper is one of the first metals to be used by humans since Ancient Age. It is a metal laminable and suitable for forging and machining, so it has had a great artisanal using, both pure and in alloy with other metals, such as brass or bronze. Thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity it is used to manufacture stills, boilers, coils, etc.

Boilermaker is the ancient trade of the artisan who made cauldrons and other metal pots, to be distributed throughout the region. The process in the copperwork starts from the extraction of the ore and its washing to the fusion and ironing with tools, such as chisels and hammers, and alloy and casting at the appropriate temperature. It also includes the task of designing engravings through embossing, polishing and the techniques to add handles or picks, to weld their joints, and so on.

Copper is the most used material, as well as brass, bronze, iron, and more recently, aluminium.

  Country:  Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain


Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper and brass metalcraft

Copper is one of the first metals to be used by humans since Ancient Age. It is a metal laminable and suitable for forging and machining, so it has had a great artisanal using, both pure and in alloy with other metals, such as brass or bronze. Thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity it is used to manufacture stills, boilers, coils, etc.

Boilermaker is the ancient trade of the artisan who made cauldrons and other metal pots, to be distributed throughout the region. The process in the copperwork starts from the extraction of the ore and its washing to the fusion and ironing with tools, such as chisels and hammers, and alloy and casting at the appropriate temperature. It also includes the task of designing engravings through embossing, polishing and the techniques to add handles or picks, to weld their joints, and so on.

Copper is the most used material, as well as brass, bronze, iron, and more recently, aluminium.

  Country:  Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain


Crafts and damascene processing

Crafts and damascene processing

The item represented in the image is a Damascene art work.
The technique which has been used is the unique technique of creating this Damascene steel art.
The materials used are steel, gold, silver and many others.
The name comes from Damascus city, even though the origin of this art is located in China and Japan and of course in Persia. However in Spain and mainly in Toledo this fine steel art became in old times one of the most popular in the entire Europe.

This video shows the technique of a master crafter of this metal art and the steps taken to achieve it.

  Country:  Spain


Crafts and damascene processing

Crafts and damascene processing

The item represented in the image is a Damascene art work.
The technique which has been used is the unique technique of creating this Damascene steel art.
The materials used are steel, gold, silver and many others.
The name comes from Damascus city, even though the origin of this art is located in China and Japan and of course in Persia. However in Spain and mainly in Toledo this fine steel art became in old times one of the most popular in the entire Europe.

This video shows the technique of a master crafter of this metal art and the steps taken to achieve it.

  Country:  Spain


Crafts and damascene processing

Crafts and damascene processing

The item represented in the image is a Damascene art work.
The technique which has been used is the unique technique of creating this Damascene steel art.
The materials used are steel, gold, silver and many others.
The name comes from Damascus city, even though the origin of this art is located in China and Japan and of course in Persia. However in Spain and mainly in Toledo this fine steel art became in old times one of the most popular in the entire Europe.

This video shows the technique of a master crafter of this metal art and the steps taken to achieve it.

  Country:  Spain


Crafts and damascene processing

Crafts and damascene processing

The item represented in the image is a Damascene art work.
The technique which has been used is the unique technique of creating this Damascene steel art.
The materials used are steel, gold, silver and many others.
The name comes from Damascus city, even though the origin of this art is located in China and Japan and of course in Persia. However in Spain and mainly in Toledo this fine steel art became in old times one of the most popular in the entire Europe.

This video shows the technique of a master crafter of this metal art and the steps taken to achieve it.

  Country:  Spain


Crafts and damascene processing

Crafts and damascene processing

The item represented in the image is a Damascene art work.
The technique which has been used is the unique technique of creating this Damascene steel art.
The materials used are steel, gold, silver and many others.
The name comes from Damascus city, even though the origin of this art is located in China and Japan and of course in Persia. However in Spain and mainly in Toledo this fine steel art became in old times one of the most popular in the entire Europe.

This video shows the technique of a master crafter of this metal art and the steps taken to achieve it.

  Country:  Spain


Crafts and damascene processing

Crafts and damascene processing

The item represented in the image is a Damascene art work.
The technique which has been used is the unique technique of creating this Damascene steel art.
The materials used are steel, gold, silver and many others.
The name comes from Damascus city, even though the origin of this art is located in China and Japan and of course in Persia. However in Spain and mainly in Toledo this fine steel art became in old times one of the most popular in the entire Europe.

This video shows the technique of a master crafter of this metal art and the steps taken to achieve it.

  Country:  Spain


Cuchillería de Taramundi

Cuchillería de Taramundi

La cuchillería es una de las actividades artesanales más importantes en Taramundi desde el siglo XVIII. Los cuchillos tienen tres partes fundamentales, a saber, la hoja, el mango y el anillo. El material principal utilizado para fabricar las cuchillas es el acero inoxidable, resistente a la oxidación y al desgaste, pero más difícil de moldear que el acero al carbón, el material más utilizado tradicionalmente.
El artesano trabaja la doma del metal y talla la madera para hacer el mango, decorada en geométricos colores.
La cuchilla está hecha de hierro blando, latón, acero inoxidable y alpaca, e incluso plata. El mango está hecho con madera de la zona y brezo, así como roble, olivo, ébano, etc., o materiales que no son de madera, como plata, astas de ciervo o vaca.
La producción de cuchillos y navajas de bolsillo en Taramundi se originó como resultado de las propias condiciones geofísicas del territorio, con depósitos de hierro, abundancia de agua y riqueza forestal, lo que condujo a la instalación de mazos y forjas, y al desarrollo de artesanías de hierro.

  Country:  Asturias, España


Cuchillos de acero de Damasco

Cuchillos de acero de Damasco

Los cuchillos de acero de Damasco ocupan una posición excepcional entre los cuchillos. La cuchilla se forma golpeando al menos dos tipos diferentes de acero. Esto asegura su buen dibujo y que el cuchillo sea al mismo tiempo duro pero no frágil. La temperatura adecuada es especialmente importante para la fundición del acero. Para ello, se forman hasta 400 capas mediante el corte gradual, el plegado y la soldadura mediante la forja. La forma final se enfría en cenizas y se apaga posteriormente. Luego, la cuchilla se conecta a tierra, se lija y se pule sobre el fieltro. Finalmente, la superficie pulida del material se graba para mostrar un mosaico con una estructura fina y regular. El mango se machaca para adaptarse bien a la mano, pudiéndo estar hecho de colmillos de mamut, huesos fósiles, astas o maderas exóticas. Por último, el cuchillo se afila y el herrero trabaja manualmente el filo.
Al forjar acero de Damasco, el herrero no sabe hasta el último momento cómo se verá el producto resultante, lo cual hace más interesante todavía su trabajo.

  Country:  República Checa


Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.

The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.

The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca, and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather, as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver, antlers of deer or cow.

The production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges and the development of iron crafts.

  Country:  Asturias, Spain


Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.

The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.

The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca, and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather, as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver, antlers of deer or cow.

The production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges and the development of iron crafts.

  Country:  Asturias, Spain


Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.

The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.

The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca, and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather, as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver, antlers of deer or cow.

The production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges and the development of iron crafts.

  Country:  Asturias, Spain


Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.

The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.

The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca, and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather, as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver, antlers of deer or cow.

The production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges and the development of iron crafts.

  Country:  Asturias, Spain


Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.

The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.

The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca, and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather, as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver, antlers of deer or cow.

The production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges and the development of iron crafts.

  Country:  Asturias, Spain


Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery from Taramundi

Cutlery is one of the most important artisan activities in Taramundi since the 18th Century. The knives have three fundamental parts, namely the blade, the handle and the ring. The main material used to make the blades is stainless steel, resistant to oxidation and wear, but more difficult to mould than carbon steel, the traditionally used material.

The artisan works the taming of the metal and carves the wood to make the handle, decorated in coloured geometrics.

The blade is made from sweet iron, brass, stainless steel and alpaca, and even silver. The handle is made with wood from the area -box and heather, as well as oak, olive, ebony, etc., or no-wooden materials such as silver, antlers of deer or cow.

The production of knives and pocket knives in Taramundi was originated as a result of the territory's own geophysical conditions, with iron deposits, abundance of water and forest wealth, which led to the installation of mallets and forges and the development of iron crafts.

  Country:  Asturias, Spain


Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knives occupy an exceptional position among the knives. The knife blade is formed by knocking at least two different types of steel. This ensures its nice drawing and that the knife is hard and not fragile at the same time. The right temperature is especially important for the steel smelting. Thus, up to 400 layers are formed by gradual cutting, folding and forging welding. The final shape is cooled in ash and subsequently quenched. Then the blade is grounded, sanded and polished on the felt. Finally, the polished surface of the material is etched to show a mosaic with a fine and regular structure. The handle is grinded to fit the hand well. The handle could be from mammoth tusks, fossil bones, antlers or exotic woods. Finally, the knife is sharpened, and the smith tries its sharpness.

When forging damascus steel, the blacksmith does not know until the last moment how the resulting product will look like and this is interesting on his work.

  Country:  Czech republic


Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knives occupy an exceptional position among the knives. The knife blade is formed by knocking at least two different types of steel. This ensures its nice drawing and that the knife is hard and not fragile at the same time. The right temperature is especially important for the steel smelting. Thus, up to 400 layers are formed by gradual cutting, folding and forging welding. The final shape is cooled in ash and subsequently quenched. Then the blade is grounded, sanded and polished on the felt. Finally, the polished surface of the material is etched to show a mosaic with a fine and regular structure. The handle is grinded to fit the hand well. The handle could be from mammoth tusks, fossil bones, antlers or exotic woods. Finally, the knife is sharpened, and the smith tries its sharpness.

When forging damascus steel, the blacksmith does not know until the last moment how the resulting product will look like and this is interesting on his work.

  Country:  Czech republic


Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knives occupy an exceptional position among the knives. The knife blade is formed by knocking at least two different types of steel. This ensures its nice drawing and that the knife is hard and not fragile at the same time. The right temperature is especially important for the steel smelting. Thus, up to 400 layers are formed by gradual cutting, folding and forging welding. The final shape is cooled in ash and subsequently quenched. Then the blade is grounded, sanded and polished on the felt. Finally, the polished surface of the material is etched to show a mosaic with a fine and regular structure. The handle is grinded to fit the hand well. The handle could be from mammoth tusks, fossil bones, antlers or exotic woods. Finally, the knife is sharpened, and the smith tries its sharpness.

When forging damascus steel, the blacksmith does not know until the last moment how the resulting product will look like and this is interesting on his work.

  Country:  Czech republic


Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel knives occupy an exceptional position among the knives. The knife blade is formed by knocking at least two different types of steel. This ensures its nice drawing and that the knife is hard and not fragile at the same time. The right temperature is especially important for the steel smelting. Thus, up to 400 layers are formed by gradual cutting, folding and forging welding. The final shape is cooled in ash and subsequently quenched. Then the blade is grounded, sanded and polished on the felt. Finally, the polished surface of the material is etched to show a mosaic with a fine and regular structure. The handle is grinded to fit the hand well. The handle could be from mammoth tusks, fossil bones, antlers or exotic woods. Finally, the knife is sharpened, and the smith tries its sharpness.

When forging damascus steel, the blacksmith does not know until the last moment how the resulting product will look like and this is interesting on his work.

  Country:  Czech republic


Damascus steel knife