A stunning volume, filled with color photographs of the finest damascus steel knives and swords the world has ever seen. This book covers the historical, technical, and artistic aspects of both Oriental (wootz) and Mechanical (pattern-welded) damascus, and illustrates with examples of many extraordinary Persian and Indian edged weapons, as well as some incredible gun barrels. A must-have book for both collectors and makers of historical and modern edged weapons.
On Damascus Steel by Dr. Leo S. Figiel
Hardcover, 145 pp.
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