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Damascus overrated?!?

rock3r4life Dec 30, 2020

  1. rock3r4life

    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    Nowadays, at least, as the ORIGINAL purpose back in the viking/samurai days was to IMPROVE the quality of a steel that was essentially garbage (now, I dare you to present truth that Damascus is better than CPM, don't think ya can). What's the point now, other than to charge people out the ass for a fancy look?
     
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  2. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I can definitely see your point and having tried three times and failing I believe it is a very valuable skill. That being said you are correct it is a way to make higher prices but it does take a lot to work the metal to that point. that being said I have seen both sides of this issue and it's just like the AK versus ARs.
    As my f***** up Democratic governor will say let's see the data and the science.
     
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  3. rock3r4life

    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    Astutely observed, cpm just wins now. But you cannot deny the beauty of a real Damascus blade...sadly the skill seems to have been lost with the higher regard for cost-savings; just paint on a "Damascus look" and fool 80-90% of humans now.
     
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    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    I myself have tried and failed to fold steel, I got it ok at one point but not really "merchandise worthy" even now I just spent a considerable amount of money on a sword BECAUSE it was made both from a reputable company (imho) and from a powdered steel.
     
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    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Well, tell us more
     
  6. TheDesertLion

    TheDesertLion Little Member

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    Overpriced more than overrated in my opinion. Love the Damascus look though.
     
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    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    If it was real, I wouldn't necessarily say overpriced as folding and forge welding steel is a Major Pain, problem is the fake "Damascus like painting" that exists. As for overpriced, modern Metallurgy kind of superceded the old ways, but with a coating who the hell know what you are getting. True Damascus is and will always be something worth more $.
     
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