Damascus for EDC

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Looking at the Magnum series damascus folders for EDC, any comments from users? This would be my first damascus blade and would treat it like a carbon blade, making sure it does not get a chance to tarnish or rust.
 
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Edit: Well, my mistake. Guess I should have known Boker wouldn't market a substandard product.
Mind you, not an owner of the Magnum "Damascus" series at all, though IMO for very good reason.

is it actually pattern-welded (damascus steel is wootz, a crucible steel)? Probably not. And even if it is, it is probably two poor-quality steels (if it is steel at all).
Damascus Steel blades today a fake?

Quite a few fakes out there. Just look up katana or japanese sword on eBay - using acid etching to create "pattern-welded" or "folded" blades.
http://www.nihontokanjipages.com/fake_japanese_swords.html

Personally, I'd just look at the typical price-point of pattern-welded blades on other folders, including Kershaw Leek, etc and figure out where a knife around 20 USD would be likely to have a pattern-welded blade.

I think you would be much better served by looking at the CLB (Chad Los Banos) offerings from the Boker Plus line.
if you must have pattern-welded blades, look at actual Boker offerings, and not outsourced and rebranded knives.
 
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I think the Magnum "Damascus" blades are actually accid treated, overheard that a long while ago.

Personally I'd take a look at the Böker Plus CLB designs like senoBDEC suggests. They're not without reason the best sold Böker line. Consider a SubCom/SubClaw, Trance or Hyper as your boarding ticket to the CLB Hysteria.:thumbup: For that money you can't got better framelock folders.
 
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Looking at the Magnum series damascus folders for EDC, any comments from users? This would be my first damascus blade and would treat it like a carbon blade, making sure it does not get a chance to tarnish or rust.

Those MAGNUM Damascus blades are pretty well made for this price range.
Those are real damascus blades, not a mono steel blade, with etched decoration on it.
Those consist of about 37 layers of steel.

Certainly, you cannot compare it to our LEO-damascus with 600 layers, but, if you like the damascus look, and don't want to spend this much money, for EDC they are very good.
And yes, you should pay a lil bit attention to the blade, do not cut apples, oranges or lemons etc and put the blade away dirty. Clean it and dry it.
At home you can put a lil bit of oil onto the blade...
 
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