Damascus steel

Damascus steel

noun
hand-wrought steel, made in various Asian countries, from parts of a bloom of heterogeneous composition, repeatedly folded over and welded and finally etched to reveal the resulting grain: used especially for sword blades.
Also called damask, damask steel.


Origin:
1720–30

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Damascus steel or damask steel
 
n
history a hard flexible steel with wavy markings caused by forging the metal in strips: used for sword blades
 
damask steel or damask steel
 
n

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