This axe is unique because of its beautiful damast steel blade. In addition to being a handy tool, it is also a nice collector's item. Damascus steel is originally from the Near East. The type of steel is named after the city of Damascus.
Damascus steel had an almost legendary status because of its beautiful appearance and quality, it was said that it could cut through nearly everything. The original method for manufacturing damascus steel has been lost. The modern method is only an approximation. Trying to reproduce damask steel is a popular subject in experimental archeology.
Material: damascus steel, wood, leather;
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm);
Length: 39 cm;
Blade length: 10 cm;
Blade width: 14 cm;
Based on historical original;
Delivery including leather sheath;
Shipping weight: 1 kg
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
The original method of making Damascus steel from Wootz steel was lost in the modern era. Nowadays, the name Damascus steel is used as a generic term for pattern welded / laminated or melted steel made out of two or more different steel types.