In this video, ABS Mastersmith Ed Caffrey will show you some of the most common Mosaic Damascus patterns. The information is designed to be easy to understand, and will allow you to take the "next logical step" towards producing your own Mosaic Damascus.
Ed covers how to create a radial pattern, a basket weave pattern, a jelly roll pattern, and how to do an "accordion" fold. This video, at almost two hours, also provides a recap of tools, safety, and etching as explained in the previous two videos. If you’re interested in how Mosaic Damascus is produced, this is the video for you.
Note: This video is for advanced knifemakers and shows methods using a forge and a hydraulic press.
Ed Caffrey began making knives in 1982, shortly after joining the Air Force. He earned his ABS Journeyman Smith rating in 1994, and his ABS Mastersmith rating in 2000. In December 2003, after 22 years of service, he retired from the Air Force to pursue Bladesmithing on a full time basis. He has served as a judge at the Journeyman Smith level for the American Bladesmith Society and his work has appeared in Blade Magazine, Fighting Knives Magazine, Knives Illustrated Magazine, the Knives Annual, and The Wall Street Journal.