Damascus steel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Damascus steel a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Damascus steel See Damask steel, under Damask a.
    • Damascus steel See Damask steel, under Damask.
    • Damascus steel steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great flexibility and tenacity.
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Usage

In literature:

From Nirmul they purchased Damascus steel for their swords.
"Messer Marco Polo" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
If that bends you, you are not a Damascus blade of tempered steel; you are a sword of lead, heavy, dull, and yielding.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
No sword can cut through these links, were it steel of Damascus forged for a Sultan.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
It is perhaps unnecessary to remind readers that the famous blades of Damascus were forged from Indian steel.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
The celebrated and ancient damascus steel being a form of tungsten-alloy steel.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
It was a Damascus blade falling from the stricken arm to the stone pavement and not against the ringing steel of an opponent.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Steel worked in the Damascus style, showing the wavy lines of the different metals; usually termed watered or twisted.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The blade was of Damascus steel, the hilt was of gold, and the scabbard was of silver, richly engraved in scales.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
Broken Aunt Betty's paperknife of real Damascus steel!
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
They forged and finished a blade, pure as Damascus steel and placed it in the hands of their proscribed President.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
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In news:

This one is made from bar stock removal method out of random pattern alabama damascus steel.
Our Knife Of The Day XII is Joel Worley's tapered-tang straight knife with a 5.5-inch fileworked blade of a raindrop-pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels.
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