Damask steel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Damask steel a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Damask steel steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly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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In literature:

Although the table-cloth and the napkins were of fine damask, the knives were of a common sort, and the forks of steel.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland