Damascus steel: Making a special twisted multibar blade

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Author John Elkins ( ago)
OMG Wow.

Author andy jack (596 years ago)
wow..... this is the best damascus patern i have ever seen

Author ste90dorg ( ago)
you have really done a beautiful work, please can you tell me the name of
the song starting at 13:45, i'm looking for it since i saw the video the
first time but i can't find it

Author adicto rc ( ago)
Súper Damasco

Author Dr Eliminate ( ago)
you know it's good when it makes a bird look at the hilt area, 21:30

Author skipp311 ( ago)
A true artist!

Author Ovidio Sansores ( ago)
Excelente trabajo ¡Me suscribo! 

Author ShootnTexasStyle ( ago)
Great work. Best design I have ever seen. You are a pro dude.

Author miagy420 ( ago)
Superb work

Author Dustin Cobb ( ago)
dude, its an amazing blade! there hasnt been anyone to complain about your
work that i have shown this vid to.

Author Grim214 ( ago)
That is a badass fuckin knife blade. 

Author MrButtBreaker ( ago)
You make beautiful steel and I would like very much to buy one of your
twisted multi-bar knifes.

Please list all the songs in this video, your not only a good steel maker
but you have great taste in music.

Author Philipp Zehnpfund ( ago)
what do you take for such a nice knife ?

Author Nateman Doo ( ago)
Incredible work!!
what do you use to etch, and how many tons is your press?

Author Canadian Aquatic Connections ( ago)
Amazing, I would love one

Author Santiago Reyes ( ago)
Manuel I would really appreciate the name of the first song and the one at
10:00 , And what you do is beautifull good work man

Author Santiago Reyes ( ago)
whats the name of the first song?

Author Lego Abdul ( ago)
can I have a list of the songs in your Damascus steel videos

Author ingRadeg ( ago)

Author David S (2044 years ago)
If I were a woman I would have ur babies... thats how sick that blade looks

Author Blacksmith Brazil ( ago)
Damasco perfeito parabens

Author Ecas Saeculum ( ago)
What's the song at 17:30 please? Sweet video; I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Author Ema Rey Lu ( ago)

Author ringoboi90 ( ago)
I watched this video about a year ago. totally lost track of it since I
forgot to tag it. I just watched it again and I was yet again so enraptured
by it, the amount of effort and detail you put into your craft is so
inspiring. shame bladesmithing is dying art. also the music in this video
is fraking amazing. is there anywhere to buy the tracks, I would love to
have them.

Are you currently making custom knives for sale? If so...I'd be very
interested in one of your knives. This video was AWESOME! Bad-Ass knife and
great music....what more could one want.

By the way....have you ever made a swords?

Author Doesit Matta (363 years ago)
Simple stunning end result

Author pozitiv sm ( ago)
this must be the most awesome damascus steel pattern ever

you are a true SteelMeister

Author Denisko Sabanos ( ago)
Ouuuuuu veeery nice blade

Author Tomas Kasperavičius ( ago)
do you selling that blades?

Author Slipsch ( ago)
How much would a beauty like that costs?

Author Kevin Keel ( ago)
That's a neat spring-swage design at 12:50ish

Author Jad Norbert ( ago)
This so excellent and beautiful Damascus knife is how much about cost in ($
USA dollar)???

Author Dante hollow ( ago)
wow that patern

Author peter griffin ( ago)
Manuel, beautiful work and whether it's art or not if you enjoy it and it
brings happiness to your's never unnecessary. The song at 13:43
what is the name of that?

Author lsubslimed ( ago)
Hey Manuel, I always seem have to watch this video every 2 months or so
lol, it's just so inspirational! Even though you have a press and a power
hammer, it looks like you put a lot of blood, sweat, tears (well, maybe
not tears ;D.. ) 'and' time into the making of that pattern and blade.. It
seems as if a lot of other bladesmiths here in the states that have one
and/or the other (press or hammer) happen to have ones wih much more power
(thus making it faster n easier for them),, at least from what I've seen,
so I really respect all the work you put into this, not to mention making
such an awesome filmed and edited video to sit back, relax and enjoy :D

BTW.. Where have you been lately man, or rather how have ya been? I'm on
bladeforums quite often (aka "coldsteelburns") and it looks like you havn't
been on there for over a year now!!.. please come back and continue to
share your beautiful work, I'm sure plenty of guys are missing ya there as
well :) Take care man! :) ~Paul

Author Harry ( ago)
Impresionante, excelente trabajo. Una pregunta: cuando sueldas las piezas
con electrica, introduces acero de otra calidad, eso no afecta la calidad o
propiedades del acero en elproducto final.?

Author iddddaduncan ( ago)
Wow,that pattern and your attention to detail is impressive!

Author turboslag ( ago)
There is something primeval and satisfying about working metal.
Especially so when the result is of this magnitude. Would have been nice
to see the finished knife though.

Author Zeppelinzulu ( ago)
You have some serious skills there man! Really nice work!

Author wholbrook1991 ( ago)
gorgeous work mate, absolute masterpiece by a craftsman 

Author eeprilelina ( ago)
Ugh, i wish Manuel would sell knives online, this is pure craftmanship, and
pure art...this is amazing!

Author juan ipucha ( ago)
hola Manuel ,me gusto mucho tu trabajo ,gracias por publicarlo.
dos preguntas .. , de esa plancha salio una hoja o dos ? ... y si me
podrías decir quien es el grupo que toca al comienzo del video.
un saludo !!

Author dobrenniss ( ago)
This video not only shows craftsmanship and dedication but it also shows
creativity when it comes to the blade itself. I have seen and created a lot
of blades before but this blade is just beyond amazing and beyond anything
I would ever be able to create out of a few peaces of steel.

Thank you for sharing this amazing blade with us all

Author Logan Leslie ( ago)
What did you weld the four pieces together with? I presume you took this
opportunity to add something through the weld metal.Maybe a stainless rod?

Author Grace McDonald ( ago)
Can someone tell me the music used in this video please?

Author Fumingzeus (937 years ago)
Beautiful work of art...
Some people don't realise the work and understanding of different metals
that has gone into this...
A true craftsman...

Author János Sebák ( ago)
Hey, great job .. I really like what it nekem..a blade to snap him 21:02
-nél..írd me what the price of the knife?
Lost in the knife but luckily I found just thank you - :)
Who is the brave people who send me this knife tested in a professional way
you'll know for sure what is actually working for it, please write the

Author Tom Taylor ( ago)
Mr. Quiroga, a true craftsman you are. You cannot put a price on something
like this.

Author Dan Manning ( ago)
Wait a second... you made that awesome knife AND wrote all the music in the
Well done, sir. That last catchy tune has been stuck in my head all day :)

Author Capndave 69721 ( ago)
Baby Jesus, I never knew so much went into it, Awesome!!

Author Capndave 69721 ( ago)
Folding and rolling, is this how Japanese blades are made?

Author 林建勳 ( ago)
「Damascus steel: Making a special twisted multibar blade」:

Author case mooring ( ago)

Author Walter Cayuela ( ago)
Sos un capo Manuel, Tu filosofìa en el tratamiento del material, es propia
de un estudioso en el comportamiento de los mismos. Te sigo desde tu nota
en la revista El Federal, y en una oportunidad hable contigo por Tel. Al
regreso de las vaca tratare de comunicarme nuevamente. Felicitaciones y un

Author Y1YFR ( ago)
An amazing piece of work! you put a lot of effort into that. How much would
a blade like that be sold for?

Author kaka99ify ( ago)
Beautiful knife man , awesome video. I have but one question , I did not
see you using borax during the folding process, not even during the
welding. Please comment on why you didn't .
Thanks :)

Author Brogan Keenan ( ago)
That is a truly beautiful blade. 

Author johnmay17my ( ago)
what are the names of the songs? please tell me, those are so good

Author ladamyre1 ( ago)
Skip ahead to 21:23 to see a work of art made by a craftsman.

Made from a single piece of steel, I'm impressed. I see so many "Damascus"
pieces made with two kinds of steel welded together. It was refreshing to
see a man actually making a true Damascus blade, that is making a blade in
the old Damascus technique.

Author ken sun ( ago)
great job !!!!! i love your video !!

Author banankiller01 ( ago)
its awesome. FUCKING AWESOME

Author Håkon T. ( ago)
That's a very cool knife, excellent craftsmanship! 

Author Tracy Simpson ( ago)
Manuel, that is absolutely amazing! I had no idea where your folding
technique was heading, I was astonished at what an incredible display of
skill and art you created! Truely an awe inspiring piece!

Author Bill Briggs ( ago)
Damascus steel: Making a special twisted multibar…:

Author Fiddlekrazy Steve ( ago)
Gorgeous! Well Done Man!! That is the nicest Damascus I have ever seen!

Author Y Emre ( ago)

Author Ezatolah D ( ago)

Author BTMO NZ ( ago)
At every single point on this video, I found myself asking "Why on earth
are you doing this, and what possible purpose could it serve?"

Then I realised what an absolute craftsman you are, and what a difference
attention to detail makes. That is, quite simply, the most beautiful blade
I have ever seen.

Thank you so much for the video!

Author Zoran G ( ago)
bravo maestro,bravo

Author psitarius ( ago)
Pneumatic Blacksmithing hammer?

Author Py7h0n ( ago)
This is art. This is absolutly amazing, great job!!

Author Mark Dunham ( ago)
Absolutely awesome. I was a ship fitter and iron shop worker for 30 years
and to watch you is amazing. You are a true artist.

Author Justin Weber ( ago)
Awesome work man you are a artist

Author Li-Ping Chou (644 years ago)
Great Work ! Hope u can share more things like this !

Author stuart scott ( ago)
what did you use to hole it down while flycutting on the table

Author Samuel T.O. Branch ( ago)
Are you fluxing it? That's an awful lot of scale coming off.

Author bpezzano1 ( ago)

Author Jonathan Capehart ( ago)
I've seen one other video do this pattern. He had called it a jelly roll

Author Ronald Ruiz ( ago)
Hot Damm, that is some beautiful work. Keep it up!

Author sirdimos1 ( ago)
Knives don't do anything for me but that was amazing. What a process to get
to a beautiful end product. Well done sir i would have liked for you to
narrate a little bit to explain why you went through certain processes and
how they would effect the final product. Congrats on your build 

Author Kristopher Derby ( ago)
Easily the most beautiful piece of damascus steel I have ever seen. It's
almost too perfect to be real. Great job sir.

Author Daine Scott (Bigs003) ( ago)
Wow what a beautiful blade. Im glade to see people doing a craft with their

Author Nick S ( ago)

Author shel bot ( ago)
Overkill to some. Pure beauty to others. 

Author Serdar Atman ( ago)
great work of art...congra...

Author rene alberto jerez acuña ( ago)
Excelente trabajo maestro Manuel, perfecto!
por favor dime que tipo de tinta es la que usas para la marca del artista?

Author Pablo Saro ( ago)
Vale la pena semejante laburo, al ver el resultado final la satisfacción no
debe caber en el cuerpo. Un capo. Muy buen video y hermoso filo.

Author Paulo Marin ( ago)
Overkill???? You people missed it entirely.... The process.... the
journey.... the sweat.... the love.... Absolutely fantastic Manuel.
....Phenomenal artistry!

Author Christopher Murri ( ago)
Wow! Such beautiful work! Verdaderamente impresionante. Los vendes? Vi tu
blog, pero solo aparecen fotos, no pude encontrar información de venta.
Thanks for posting the video!

Author michael gronski ( ago)
This knife is a true work of vision, patience, and craftsmanship. Manuel,
YOU ARE A TRUE ARTISAN!! I have worked with metals most of my life as a
Master Plumber, Welder, and Steamfitter and appreciate the steps which you
took to create this. It is absolutely STUNNING.

P.S. The music is as classy as yourself, and the video is very well done.
Muy Bueno!! 

Author Squishy "Tree" Fiish ( ago)
Is that a heron mark? Lol, someone has read the wheel of time!

Author Andres Carvajal ( ago)
Primera y ultima cancion porfavor cuales son sus nombre ? 

Author jose diaz ( ago)
que otros tipos de acero se pueden usar para un acabado similar?

Author spunkyprep ( ago)
What's the song at the beginning?

Author indalecio martinez ( ago)
Demasiado trabajo!!! Muy bonito, eres el puto amo.

Author Gil Mosko ( ago)
What a total boatload of work! But the final results were so worth it. It
does my heart good to see craftsmanship on this high a level. Mr. Quiroga,
you are one of my new heroes. I even liked the music you chose for the
video, and I normally do not care for music in instructional videos.
Really, I am just so impressed. Thank you!

Author Steve Sears ( ago)
Not overkill, its called passion and pride. Incredible piece of work, you
should be damn proud of it.

Author Abraam Cookman ( ago)
Nice vid! I'm a big fan of your power hammer, the design is simple,
effective and well thought out. I like the forging press too, except for
the poor little pump that can't keep up with that giant cylinder! Awesome
work, thanks for sharing it with the world!

Author Edward Gills ( ago)
I am looking for someone to make me a long piece of damascus steel,
possibly with copper or zinc in there for color, is this something you can
do? or even anyone reading the comments

Author Mike Benjamin ( ago)
That is lets just say the greatest knife I have ever seen in my life and I
have seen many great job!!!!!!!

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