A material that has delighted wonder, awe and curiosity for more than 500 years. A mysterious material born from legend. For many centuries knives have been made from the legendary, iconic, antique forged Damascus Steel. Made by the world famous forge workers of Turkey, this steel has been used to make Damascus Steel Knives in many countries including England, Russia, America, France, Germany and even China. This is a material that is not easily duplicated, due to its intricate design, there are only few known combinations of damask and steel that will produce a truly unique knife.
It’s true that damask and steel used to be an impossible combination, the damask weave was so delicate that any simple mishandling could cause serious damage, however, this does not mean that this material cannot be used to make professional quality knives. These days you can easily find Damascus steel kitchen knives set. The damask weave used in the construction of these knives is very intricate, and the combination of steels used in their manufacture is as difficult to control. However, due to some very clever people and some hard work, damask can now be reproduced using modern machinery. This process has resulted in creating a whole new range of stainless steel kitchen knives, that are as durable and practical as any other.
The blades of Damascus knives are designed so perfectly with the perfect blend of modern technology and damask that it has led to the creation of some amazing knives. You have a choice between different folding styles of blades. Some of these knives will have fully serrated, and flat edged blades. This is great if you need a very tough knife to cut or thrust. However, you do not need a tough knife to make precise slices or pierce through whatever it is you are going after.
RitzyKnives has a selection of high-quality kitchen knives with precision engineered Japanese Sandblasting. This process of sand blasting the surface of the knife blade creates a surface with a sharpened edge that is never dull. The reason why you never use regular blunt knives when you are looking to perform this process is because the edges will dull very quickly. Damaged edges also create weak points in the knife which, if an accident occurs, will allow the sharp edge to slice through your food. It is therefore advisable that you avoid using this process on your Damascus knife blades.
Another common question when people are looking for the best way to sharpen a Damascus knife blade is the issue of over-sharpening. To be blunt, is to have the least amount of force to bring an edge to a proper level. However, if you do not know how to do this, then there are people who will hold a grinder in the palm of their hand, and gently drag the edge of the tool across the board until the desired level is achieved. If you are thinking about hiring a professional to achieve the best result, then you should ask them to give you a demonstration of how they do it, so that you can try it yourself.
When using a Damascus knife in a cutting job, it is important to make sure that you are working with a flat and smooth cutting board. The blade should contact the board at exactly the right angle, so that all of the edges are at the same level. By doing this, you are ensuring that all of the knife’s blades hit the board at the same time, which prevents it from burning or splitting. If you are a professional chef, then you need to ask your chef to give you a demonstration on how he/she would best set up the damask cutting board in order to get the best results.