Old 16th December 2007, 04:10 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Thanks for the welcome Jim !
From another site :
" Shear Steel - Before the development of Crucible Steel, Blister Steel was forged by repeated folding and forge welding to mix the areas of high and low carbon steel. Shear Steel was the lowest quality generally created and further folding and welding created Double Shear Steel. Long regarded as ideal for blades and cutting edges, primarily because the slag trapped within the steel lead to a serrated edge without it being purposely formed. "
I say this about the blade because there are some curious areas on one side that look as if they have eroded/rusted in layers .