Posted by Paul Gordon on 13th Dec 2016
While there are many knife companies, very few specialize in Damascus steel knives. The manufacturing of Damascus steel is a specialized process that involves several types of steel folded or welded together. The end result of the process is dramatic blade patterns that knife collectors love. While today's Damascus steel process is different than the original wootz steel that dates back many centuries, the current practice of "pattern welding" is well accepted as the modern day approach. While the actual facts about original Damascus steel are fraught with speculation, one thing remains constant. There is a great mystique surrounding the original steel and its use in sword making.
Today Damascus steel knives are coveted by knife collectors around the globe. Custom Damascus knives can cost thousands of dollars. "DKC Knives was founded with a mandate to bring reasonably priced handmade Damascus folding pocket knives, and fixed blade hunting knives to the public at very reasonable costs. Today DKC Knives can be purchased for a relatively modest cost of $60 to $300," said Gordon. DKC Knives has a growing list of collectors that own many of the company's models.
At this time DKC Knives is offering its knife collection direct to the public through it's on line web site http://www.dkcknives.com. While both men and women buy and collect knives, the DKC line up has been a tremendous hit with women wanting an incredible gift for their husband, boyfriend, or a special loved one. "Knives are a guy thing, no doubt about it," said Gordon. "But we see more and more women building up large collections of knives." Knives are works of art and can be enjoyed for a lifetime and be handed down to younger generations.
We all have faced the dilemma of trying to find that perfect gift for that special guy. Guess what turns out to be just the right gift ? A custom handmade knife. Knifes have a special place in guys hearts. A custom knife is cool to look at, admire, show friends, keep on your desk..and [...]
HistoryThe ancestor of the laguiole is most likely the Arabo-Hispanic clasp knife of Andalusian Spain, the navaja. Migrations of men, particularly shepherds and cattle herders, between Catalan Spain and southern France in summer and winter introduced the navaja to Aveyron. The Arabo-Hispanic design of the navaja was merged with that of local folding knives represented [...]
Damascus steel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFor Damascus Twist barrels, see Skelp. For the album of the same name, see Damascus Steel (album).Close-up of an 18th-century Iranian forged Damascus steel swordDamascus steel was a type of steel used in Middle Eastern swordmaking. Damascus steel was made from wootz steel, a steel developed in India around 300 [...]
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