All of the knives made by ATELIER185 are made from handforged patternwelded damascussteel of the best possible quality and design.
The forging of Damascussteel is an almost lost art of bladesmithing.
Thanks to programs as “Forged in Fire” this skill of forging is again brought under the attention.
The art of forgewelding damascussteel was practiced by the best swordsmithts around the world since the beginning of the Iron Age.
The most known were the Japanese swordsmiths, but the ancient Viking bladesmiths were also very skilled in this technique.
Damascus steel or pattern welded steel is created by forge welding 2 or more different steel types together.
In this forging process the individual properties of the base materials complement with each other, but the individual character of the different metals do not completely disappear.