A lock knife with Damascus steel blade and handle in display box.
Damascus steel is given a wavy pattern by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging. Folding the pattern, reminiscent of flowing water, into the steel. Such items were often marketed in Damascus during the medieval period. The reputation and history of Damascus steel has given rise to many legends, such as the ability to cut through a rifle barrel or to cut a hair falling across the blade.
- Overall Length: 175mm (6.89 inches)
- Blade Length: 67mm (2.64 inches)
- Closed Length: 101mm (3.98 inches)
- Weight: 115g (4.06oz)
The Damascus blades are comprised of 67 layers and have a hardness of approximately 58-60 HRC.