MEMBER ITEMS FOR SALE
Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
-------------------------------------------
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos



Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Community Discussion Boards > Knife Network Community > Knife Collecting

Knife Collecting From beginner to professional. Discuss the latest trends, get reviews, opinions and more ... If you're serious about collecting custom knives, start here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-03-2022, 10:49 PM
KenShow KenShow is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 1
Question about Damascus

Hi, I have not been able to find much out regarding my question about Damascus knives. Are they supposed to have or can they have ridges (for lack of a better word) that can be felt with the fingernail or is this some sort of etching process that is not considered true Damascus?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2022, 06:18 PM
M&J's Avatar
M&J M&J is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 673
Yes. To bring the pattern out knifemakers and manufacturers will use an acid to bring the pattern out. Depending how strong the solution relative to exposure will determine how deep of an etch will be on the Damascus. So yes, there may be felt ridges in the Damascus.

Some processes of discoloring the metal may visually appear as a "damascus" but it may not.


__________________
Mike
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
acid, bee, ca, damascus, etch, etching, knives, metal, pattern, question


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Damascus Question Hunter10139 The Newbies Arena 8 07-14-2013 09:50 PM
Damascus Question???? Austin Cutlery The Newbies Arena 16 06-05-2013 05:34 AM
Question on damascus? Mike Turner Ed Caffrey's Workshop 0 12-08-2005 10:31 PM
Question on Damascus R. D. Finch Ed Caffrey's Workshop 3 07-29-2005 07:11 PM
Damascus Question mongoismyname The Outpost 10 04-29-2002 12:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.




KNIFENETWORK.COM
Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved