Thread: Wootz blade
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Old 27th June 2019, 10:23 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, like you can learn from the previous comments, this is not a wootz blade, but a pattern welded one.

And it is a very poor quality one. This type of blades are in most cases so soft that they cannot hold an edge and are easily bent.

I suggest you learn about the differences between WOOTZ (the oriental/antique/original "Damascus" steel) and PATTERN WELDED STEEL (what many call "Damascus" these days).

A good point to start would be Leo Figiel's book "On Damascus Steel."
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