Small Damascus and Brass Pocket Knife by Doug Gethmann
Handmade Damascus steel pocket knife by Doug Gethmann Knifeworks.
Blade Size: 2" Long by .75" Wide
4.25" from handle to tip.
The chemical composition, hardness, toughness, flexibility, thickness and shape of the steel blades are fundamental to the performance of the finished knife. Each knife has a purpose and the basic requirements of each differ. Some of the more common blade materials I prefer to use are 1095 Hi-Carbon, 440-C Surgical Steel, ATS-34, D-2 Carpenter and of course the beautiful and unique layered Damascus.
The pins or rivets are normally brass, nickel silver or 304 Stainless steel. For bolsters I prefer to braze nickel silver, German silver or brass to the blade. This process gives a finished, professional look to any hand made knife.