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Old 29th August 2017, 02:42 PM   #4
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Hello Roland,

I believe we can say with sufficient certainty that the ancient "oriental Damascus" is Wootz.

However, I believe the often used term "Damascus steel" is terribly confusing and imprecise as it can refer to both, pattern welded and wootz steels and we all know there is a huge difference between them.

In Tatyana's example, I stressed this distinction because the pattern of the blade is very similar to the pretty famous "Turkish ribbon" and in my oppinion is a pointer towards Turkey.

Just my two cents...
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