In a discussion on another forum regarding Damascus steel, someone posted a youtube video in which Alfred Pendray was able to produce wootz steel. While the samples produced at that time were not to his satisfaction, I found the video quite interesting.
It may also be of interest to others on this site. A search revealed that Pendray's work is not unknown in these parts. However, a search for this video was not productive, so I leave this link:
Directly clicking on the link did not work for me, but to cut & paste in a browser seemed to bear fruit.