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Damascus Steel with J.W. Randall (an American Bladesmith Society DVD) 3 DVDs



Universal DVD, Color

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(NOTE: American Bladesmith Society DVDs are NOT Hollywood productions and some titles do not have DVD case art. They do offer the highest level of instruction by ABS Mastersmiths for serious knifemakers and bladesmiths)

This is a three (3) DVD set of ABS Master Smith J.W. Randall demonstrating the making of several Damascus steel patterns including Mosaic Damascus patterns.

This DVD set was filmed during the Fifth Mid America Bladesmithing Exposition held in Troy, Ohio which was sponsored by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc and hosted by the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil.

DVD #1 of 3 contains the following Chapters:

                 1)    Introduction

                 2)    Damascus Steel Choices

                 3)    Damascus Pattern Discussion

                 4)    Cleaning, De-scaling & Fluxing Steels

                 5)    Initial Welding 20 Element Billet

                 6)    Cutting & Folding Forming 40 Layer Billet

                 7)    Forming a 80 Layer Billet

                 8)    Creating the 160 Layer Billet

DVD #2 of 3 contains the following Chapters:

1)    Continue: Creating the 160 Layer Billet

2)    Forming Ladder Pattern using Spring Swage

3)    Fashioning & Grinding Ladder Pattern

4)    Discussion of Randall’s Damascus Billets

5)    Billet Fabrication Process

6)    Etching the Ladder Pattern

7)    Accordion Damascus, Hardy Mandrel Jig

8)    Randall’s Damascus Billet Slide Show

DVD #3 of 3 contains the following Chapters:

         1)    Multi-Bar Mosaic Damascus Pattern

         2)    Initial Mosaic Pattern Forge Weld

         3)    1st Cut & Fold of Mosaic Billet

         4)    2nd Cut @ 90o to 1st and Fold

         5)    Description of Randall’s Forge

         6)    3rd Cut & Fold

         7)    Trimming Pattern Billet & Etching

         8)    Slide Show of Randall’s Knives

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs

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