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Pattern welded, not Damascus. The two are not the same thing.
Damascus produces the pattern without needing to pattern weld, it just occurs.
Yes it's pretty, but it's not Damascus
Earlier stated as layered Damascus from Alabama Damascus.
dirc: "kershaw uses alabama damascus, which is really quite decent - and it is NOT stainless, this is old fashioned carbon steel damascus which will rust if allowed
the usual formula for the kershaw damascus from alabama is:
Material = (4) layers 5160, (3) layers 203E, (3) layers 52100, (3) layers 15N20 folded 5 times for 416 layer damascus"
And, it's not Damascus, it's just layered carbon steel.
Kershaw "Damascus" is pattern welded, layered steel. Not actual Damascus.
Ergo, if it isn't Damascus to begin with, it isn't "layered" Damascus.
I just posted what others have written. I appreciate your input. It seems "Damascus" is used as a buzzword nowadays.
Many others use the word Damascus when describing pattern welding. It doesn't make it right though.