Thursday, November 30, 2006

Article on Damascus Steel (true damascus)

Check out this article on Damascus steel. Think of the work it took to come up with this process all those centuries ago - pretty impressive.


sgian dubh - historical accuracy versus experimentation

Here is a sgian dubh I made a while back. It has a trilobite inlay, which I realize is not historically accurate, but it seems to work somehow.

An interesting question is at what point does a piece no longer retain it's original meaning because of creative license? Is a Scottish dirk still a dirk if it has a tanto blade? What about pieces that is correct in form, but the building materials are completely wild. How obsessive should one be about proper nomenclature?

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