Here is a work in progress of a big bowie that I have been working on for the last six months. I am working on the sheath now and hope to finish it in the next week. I took enough picture with my cell phone, to hopefully result in a nice WIP. Hope you enjoy. The Damascus has a spider design, but it is the result of a Laddered W pattern. I started with 21 layers of 15N20 and 1095. I used 1/8 inch thick layers of both steels, however I used ¼ inch layers of 1095 for the outside of the billet. Billet wielded up, sprayed with WD40 and cover with Borax. In the forge. This picture is the results of several steps. After the first weld I cut the bar in two and forage welded the two sections to create a bar with 42 lays. The bar was turned on its side and forged to begin the development of the W pattern. Then the bar was drawn out and cleaned up with side angle grinder. Then cut into four sections and prepared for welding. The results. Drawn out, cut into four sections and welded. The resulting bar. My next step is to cut groove with my side angle grinder. The results More to come.