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Basic Damascus by James Rodebaugh (an American Bladesmith Society DVD)



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Basic Damascus by James Rodebaugh was recorded at the Alabama Forge Council 21st Batson Bladesmithing Symposium, April 3 – 5, 2009 at the Tannehill Historical State Park, McCalla, Alabama.


  1. Introduction & Damascus Handout
  2. Billet Preparation & Handle Configuration
  3. Indicators of a “Good” Welding Heat
  4. Steps for a Twist Billet
  5. Cutting and Folding the Damascus Billet
  6. Steps to Form a Jellylroll Billet
  7. Technique to Maintain Handle Integrity
  8. Billet Preparation: Second Cut & Fold

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Weight 0.8 lbs

American Bladesmith Society