We choose 15n20 to pair with 1095 for our Damascus steel, it makes up the bright layers in the pattern, as the nickel in the steel resists the ferric-chloride we use to etch blades.
This blade sets between 55 -58 (HRC) on the Rockwell scale.
Damascus Steel Is An Advanced Form Of Shaping Steel, Derived From Centuries-Old Forging Technique Used To Create Blades That Became Almost Legendary In Their Reputation For Strength & Sharpness. Recognized By The Distinctive Pattern On The Surface Of The Metal, The Stratified Layers Of Steel Are Reminiscent Of Flowing Water.
How To Care For Your New Knife: (Care Instructions Will Be Included With Your Purchase)
~ Store In A Dry Place, Moisture Encourages Rust. Damascus Is Very Easy To Clean If Rusted But Is Rust Resistant.
~ After Use, Wash & Dry The Blade & Apply Vegetable Oil, OR Any Lubricating Oil (WD-40).
~ Sometimes Damascus Steel Darkens With Age. To Brighten Up The Blade, Sand It Lengthwise With A Worn Piece Of Sand Paper. This Just Hits The Raised Portions Of The Etched Pattern & Makes The Blade Look Brighter.
No Two Items Are Ever Identical: The Item You Receive May Be Slightly Different To The Pictures Shown. Damascus Steel Is A Refined Method Of Forging Steel Where The Anvil & The Hammer Determine Just What Kind Of Knife Is Made Each Time. The Use Of Natural Materials i.e., Buffalo Horn, Stag Horn, Wood & Camel Bone Means That Variations In Color & Slight Imperfections May Be Present But Make Each Knife That Much More Unique.
IF you Ever Have a Question about Knife and it's care policy, Please Feel free to contact us any time. We are here to help & serve you.