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Damascus with pure nickel

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by David W Babcock, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. David W Babcock

    David W Babcock Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Good evening,

    I’m thinking of making a small billet of 1084 and pure nickel random Damascus. I’d like to do a san mai construction and use the Damascus (concerned about pure nickel on cutting edge) construction with the Damascus on the outside and a 1095 or maybe W2 core. Any thoughts? Are any of these metal combinations I’ve considered have any “be careful of factors”? Is the nickel a concern if it hits the cutting edge? Do I even need to consider a three piece construction?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Vicarious Reality

    Vicarious Reality

    Apr 9, 2008
    My nickel stainless from chad works just fine for a shaving sharp razor, because that is what it is made of

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