For centuries, craftsmen, blacksmiths, and even scholars attempted to unlock the secret behind Damascus steel. Small traces of Vanadium or Molybdenum in high-carbon Damascus produce impeccable carbide bonds resulting in a hard cutting edge and rugged flexibility. Olamic's High Carbon Vanadium Damascus, or H.C.V.D. for short, features both elements, making for a superior blade. Each blade is forged and shaped by hand with meticulous attention to detail. Forged in-house from a proprietary four steel mix based on O1 and 52100 most blades are 300-400 layers with a Rockwell hardness of 57-58 HRC. Built by hand with an impeccable fit and finish Olamic creates truly stunning pieces suitable for use or display.
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