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Shimmer

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Can anyone tell me what the following terms mean and how they differ in terms of damascus knife forging?

Sekisou-ko and Hi-zukuri
 

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Can anyone tell me what the following terms mean and how they differ in terms of damascus knife forging?

Sekisou-ko and Hi-zukuri
Sekisou-ko = Laminated steel

Hi-zukuri = (fire made) Hot forging
 

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Yeah...I swear I was going to say that too :p
 

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Can you give a quick synopsis of how these processes differ?
???

Sekisou-ko = Laminated steel
is not a process.

???

You must give me the whole text for further discussion.
 
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