Thats some sweet damascus right there! Great explanation of the pattern development as well.
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. Randy Haas
240mm Stainless Gyuto!!
I will have to agree with everyone! That is some stunning damascus! Great explanation also, i am stocking up information for when i really start the damascus making and i appreciate the information!
No worries Mike, there are a few other tutorials of this pattern if you google "feathered W's". Same pattern except I haven't split the billet to make the feather pattern. Well worth checking out some of Mick Maxen's stuff as well on british blades. I've got several ones of his book marked. I'm sure he posts on Don Fogg's forum too though.