Happy Friday. The Damascus knives have been shaped, edge beveled, holes and etc.
Then they went through my scientific heat treatment and hardening process, and tempered to my Rockwell hardness requirements. Now I have straight, strong steel and the foundation of a great blade. I will clean them up and start the hand sanding process. Every scratch needs to be sanded out to 600 grit for the Damascus pattern to achieve its beauty. This is unlike mono steel blades that can be ground in on a machine, and made from a single bar. (Whereas the Damascus is multiple layers of steel forged together). Thus, the explanation for the price difference between mono steel and Damascus steel. Both perform at the highest level if done correctly, but Damascus is a true, functioning art piece. Have a great weekend and stay sharp out there! ⚔️🇺🇸