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Well yesterday I took the plunge at bought my 1st damascus knife along with it being my 1st ever non folding E D C knife. It came from a local knife bulider in Saint Augastine. I know yall want pictures I just dont know how to do to this board from phone. It has an awsome blue grip on it and came with leather sheath. It messaures . Blade is 4.5 inches by1.5 wide over all length is 9 inches. This knike didnt break the bank either Got it for $ 40.00 .Any thing I need to watch about blade should I oil it? Your thoughts on these knifes please?
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For $40 I have doubts if a local built it, unless taking a Pakistani Damascus blade and putting a handle on it is considered making it. To forge a real Damascus blade takes hours of work and the builder would be working for less than minimum wage at that price.

I would definitely keep oil on the blade, or a good wax job, and clean it frequently. I like Damascus, it can be beautiful, and the more intricate the pattern the more work it is to create.
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I have a blade made by one of my Sergeants who took an old tow cable we used to pull our tanks and he took it and forged a Damascus blade for me. I then took this blade and submerged it for a while to ensure that if there were any voids or separations it would be well lubricated for a long time. I sincerely was impressed by his skill and touched by his gift. Take care of it for decades of use.
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Using five different steels and forge welding it takes five folds to make
160 layered patterned welds. By hand that takes at least 4-5 hrs. With
a power hammer about 1-2 hrs. Wish I had a power hammer.
So yes, $40.00 sounds to cheap, maybe the guy, like me sometimes,
needed the money.
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Well yesterday I took the plunge at bought my 1st damascus knife along with it being my 1st ever non folding E D C knife. It came from a local knife bulider in Saint Augastine. I know yall want pictures I just dont know how to do to this board from phone. It has an awsome blue grip on it and came with leather sheath. It messaures . Blade is 4.5 inches by1.5 wide over all length is 9 inches. This knike didnt break the bank either Got it for $ 40.00 .Any thing I need to watch about blade should I oil it? Your thoughts on these knifes please?
Take a pic with your phone, then email it to yourself and download it. Then you can post it from your computer.
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