Form and Design

Damascus swordsmith 1899

Damascus Swordsmith 1899


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The production of an outstanding blade was a secret held with great care by the master of the workshop. Although the quality of the raw iron plays a very important role, forging of the blade blank could considerably improve a sword.  The hardening process is especially crucial.  A mistake can render moot all previous work; with great care, a good blade can become great.

DECORATION

DESIGNS

STEEL

HILT TYPES

BLADE SHAPES & GEOMETRY

FORGING

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