As with all blades, the quality is not so much in the steel itself, but in the smithing and tempering of the steel.
It is the smith who makes great steel into legendary blades!
Each EPIC HANDMADE KNIFE is a hand crafted blade, forged with skill and attention. These are truly ONE of a kind.
Damascus steel is first believed to have been derived by the Japanese for their Legendary Katanas. While damascus is exceptionally beautiful, it was not made for its beauty but for its extraordinary capabilities. The pattern in the damascus is due to the folding of layers of different steel. When using both strong and hard steels folded together you can get a blade that holds a sharp edge but has the strength and flexibility to keep from snapping or chipping. An authentic master forged Japanese blade would cost thousands of $$$.
While they may not compare to the legendary Japanese Blacksmiths, Our DAMASCUS STEEL blades are triple oil tempered to 58 HRC & made by 512 layers and from 1095HC/ 15N20 steel. They look beautiful and cut nicely.
The only downside to damascus is that is it prone to rusting. Damascus blades will come oiled and packaged but will require wiping whenever exposed to moisture, and applying oil on regular basis is wise.
ALL of our EPIC HANDMADE KNIVES are hand-forged, and we fully guarantee the materials and workmanship. We are committed to offering quality, dependable and affordable knives.
We dedicate ALL proceeds from our sustainable, community-run knife shop towards humanitarian works of feeding, clothing, housing, and educating people!