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Damascus Loss

Bob Bryenton

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Ever wondered how much steel you lose to the forging process when making Damascus?  How much does all that forge scale add up to?  This a 192 layer billet for the CuMai Kopis build.  YMMV.

Started with 16 layers of 1084 and 15n20 in varying thickness from 1/16 to 3/32.  Forged it out to approximately 20 in, cut it into 4 pieces each with 16 layers.  Forged back out to approximately 18 in, cut it into 3 pieces of 64 layers each.  Forged it back out to 16”x2”x3/8”

Started with 5lbs 11.9oz and ended up with 3lbs 0.7oz

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you can see the whole process here. Medusa's Revenge Build Pt 1

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