BL: Secrets of Damascus Steel: History and How-To

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Beautiful and mysterious, the dramatic patterns present in modern Damascus swords, knives and jewelry quickly capture the imaginations of budding bladesmiths, jewelry-makers, and metal-workers of all stripes.

If you too are curious, please join us for a presentation and lecture on the history and theory behind pattern-welding. We will explain the tools needed and the basic techniques you can use to make Damascus steel here at Nova Labs.

Along the way we'll talk about ancient forging practices, unwelcome Danish archaeologists, magic swords, and of course the harsh "finders keepers" practices of irritable proto-Viking tribesmen.

Prerequisites: None