The Damascus steel knife is considered by many to be the sharpest and most beautiful knife in history. Made from a special blend of noble steels, it has high added value and exuberant beauty.
Damascus steel is one of the great discoveries of the ancient world and today, it is reinvented in cutlery through an exquisite process, where the union of more than one type of steel with different properties, in a single piece, produces knives with greater durability, resistance and standards that guarantee a unique aesthetic for each piece.
Damascus steel knives are those made of this specific type of steel, named for the capital of Syria, which consists of joining two or more different types of metal that are joined by the technique of bending and welding.
The creation of patterns depends solely on the skills and creativity of the cutter, and the designs on the cutter are determined from individual procedures, which are defined by numerous factors, such as the number of folds, the direction of folding and the shapes of forging, as an example, to achieve the desired result.
In addition to its unique appearance, the Damascus steel knife stands out from the rest for its quality and cutting power, as well as its strength.
Due to the process used in manufacturing, it has higher tensile and torsional strength. If properly cared for, it can last for generations.
Extremely durable, this knife has a much higher cutting power than other types of steel.
Plus, it stays sharp for much longer without losing the cut easily. However, as it has carbon steel in its composition, it is more susceptible to oxidation. Therefore, it needs special attention in maintenance and cleaning.
Some aspects that you should take into account when choosing your Damascus steel knife
Once you have defined your need, consider the following aspects to choose the knife that suits you best:
Since most Damascus Knife is handcrafted, it is not uncommon to find knives in different shapes and patterns to suit the taste of the cutler.
Choose according to the use you are going to give your knife. If it’s collector’s item, let aesthetics guide your decision without fear.
As we mentioned earlier, Damascus steel is formed by joining two or more types of steel that are bent forged to the standard of blades, which is nothing more than the mark of steel layers mixed during the process.
The more layers the steel uses on the blade, the longer the forging process will take, providing more elaborate patterns.
The number of layers in a knife blade can vary from 10 to 600. The more folds, the more special and the more valuable the Knives.
They can have handles made of various materials, such as different steels and metals, wood, bamboo, mother-of-pearl, noble stones, etc. It is the handle that “frames” the show, the part that is the blade of this type of knife.
Some are so well crafted that they are considered works of art or even real jewelery when adorned with silver, gold or precious stones.
Surely after reading all the information about this special tool you will be curious to see some models, right?
Handcrafted steel as the swords of Samurai warriors were made.
These traditional Japanese kitchen knives are composed of a VG10 steel blade with a high Cobalt and Carbon content and coated with 7 sheets of Stainless Steel (410) on each side, resulting in an amazing blade of 15 sheets of Damascus.
One-piece luxury knife presented by the Muela house, Africa Damasco model.
Made with Damascus steel, stag handle and coral noble wood
This knife contains a brown leather sheath, the weight of the knife is 160 gr and its blade is 9 cm.
Colibri Damasco model of the Muela brand.
Made with stainless Damascus steel, stag horn and brass scales
This knife contains a sheath, the weight of the knife is 85 gr and its blade is 7 cm.
Of course, each specimen is accompanied by specific covers of the best quality, some also with presentation cases and the certificate that certifies the limited production.