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Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice (1ST ed.) Contributor(s): Löbach, Gunther (Author)

Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice (1ST ed.) Contributor(s): Löbach, Gunther (Author)

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Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice (1ST ed.)
Contributor(s): Löbach, Gunther (Author)

ISBN: 0764342940    EAN: 9780764342943
Publisher: Schiffer Craft   
US SRP: $39.99 US  
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2013
Pub Date: May 28, 2013
Physical Info: 0.85" H x 10.31" L x 7.34" W (2.0 lbs) 176 pages
Damascus steel: centuries-old, hot-forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a man's heart. Artisans, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of this fascinating, decorative material, which is the focus of this comprehensive book. Unravel the history and mysteries surrounding various types of Damascus steel before delving into the theory and mechanics of forging your own complex Damascus steel creations. Use the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to forge-weld your Damascus steel billets, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel. Complete with material and equipment requirements, safety precautions, practical tips, temperature charts, and examples of finished works, this book offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium. Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. Includes a bonus poster, "Practical Tips for the Blacksmith."
  • The fundamentals of Damascus steel: fire welding, torsion, and building stacks
  • 200+ images of material and pattern selection, forging, and finishing
  • Create cutlery, jewelry, and housewares in intricate Damascus steel

Contributor Bio:Löbach, Gunther
Gunther Löbach is a freelance knife maker and designer. He was first introduced to the manufacture of Damascus steel while studying metal as a design student.

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