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The metal... Damascus Class
We find various bars of steel stock.

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The prep... Damascus Class
Clean the bars so they can meld together well.

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Binding the bars... Damascus Class
To keep the pieces together, it takes skill.

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Fire welding... Damascus Class
Merging the separate pieces into the rough blank....

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Comparison... Damascus Class
The damascus bar stock, compared to the roughed out blade.

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Forging the weapon... Forging a Basic Knife Blade
Here is where the final blade takes shape.

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Quenching... Forging a Basic Knife Blade
Hardening the steel so that the edge stays keen, and strong.

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The quench is completed... Forging a Basic Knife Blade
Time to check for warps or cracks.

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Ready for cleanup... Forging a Basic Knife Blade
A new blade ready to be sharpened!

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The finished blade... Forging a Basic Knife Blade
Ready for mounting with a handle.

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Close Up Damascus Class
The unique pattern of a finished damascus blade...

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