Thus, from the collection of approximately 4,000 blades half was a fake, and among the rest had only one percent of outstanding properties. Damascus – the material (steel, as would reinforced with fibers more elastic), obtained as a result of forging of high-and low-bands in a monolith on a special technology. Damascus damask and are often confused because both materials with dressings picture emerges, showing the metal structure. And yet it is different in the percentage content of carbon materials. On the carbon content (in particular crystalline form) damask occupies an intermediate position between high-carbon steel and cast iron, but in Damascus the content is the same as in carbon steel. Low-carbon damascus barrels were for the manufacture of hunting rifles, which, with few exceptions, cost considerably more expensive than steel, as the production of Damascus is a more laborious process. The production of blades is experiencing another boom revive the traditions of making patterned steel. Most reputable foreign companies, and many private producers in Russia and in foreign countries, re-established production damaskovyh blades, as I understand it, is based primarily on decorative properties of the material.
Already created new, previously unknown combinations of materials in Damascus, such as stainless damascus. From time to time in the press there are reports that a variety of ways and managed to get damask steel, but its industrial production is established only in the Ukrainian NGO “Bulat” (Zbroya that Polyuvannya, 1999). Moreover, damask knives, which use, for example, in the manufacture of plywood, paper cutting, cooking wood chips for paper production and chipboard production are resistant to the order of magnitude higher than similar knives from the finest Swedish steel.