|Before the etch.|
My partner has gotten his BIG 2 burner forge up and running. It can reach welding temp so he has been experimenting with damascus billets made of cable and various types of high carbon steel. The billet for the knife above is cable damascus and 5160 spring steel. He folded the billet several times so it has over 200 layers, Your humble narrator then forged the blade to shape.
|After the 5 minute etch.|
|After about 2 hours in the etchant.|
|The finished knife ready for a sheath|