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Shaya Forge Damascus

Shaya is the name of Bertie's 500 pounder Massey power hammer (see pic below) which he uses to subtly persuade his damascus billets to weld together perfectly, hence the name "Shaya Forge". (Shaya is the Zulu word that means "to hit very hard")

 

 

High Carbon - Ladder Pattern

Bertie forged his first damascus in 1991 and the first stainless damascus in South Africa in 1997. He is one of the few damascus producers in South Africa and was one of the first to offer the steel for sale to other knifemakers since 1993.

Shaya Damascus Steel

Bertie has imported a large quantity of prime high carbon shims for use in making damascus steel. This material has 1% carbon as opposed to the 0.7% carbon material available locally in South Africa.

The first billets made using this steel, were used to determine the correct heat treatment specifications before we could make steel available to fellow knifemakers.

At the Guild Show (South Africa Sept 2005) we had the first batch of Shaya Damascus for sale. We had good sales and positive feedback from knifemakers that purchased and have already used the steel.

As is our policy each piece of steel is accompanied by a Fact Sheet, which includes heat treatment specs and pattern revealing information.

We do have steel in stock and you are very welcome to contact us should you require a premium piece of damascus.

 

Carbon damascus  -  we have stock  - Right now !

Call if you require a special size / piece of steel. Twist, Ladder, Random pattern available.

Limited amount for bolsters also in stock.

**** November 2011 -- New steel -- available now  ------- Nebula

 

 

 

Patterns available: Random, Ladder, Twist

Stainless Damascus Steel.  

Damascus guard / bolster material.

Modascus (Mokumé) .

 

 

Random pattern      


Turkish Twist Damascus

  

Turkish Twist is a spectacular pattern that consists of several twisted billets welded side by side, these blades typically have around 1500 layers and this gives a beautiful chatoyance or play of light, almost like carbon fiber. For the best effect this steel has to be forged to the outline of the blade, so I will require the profile of your blade to forge the steel to the blade shape.

Due to the amount of labour involved in making this steel, it has a premium price tag, and should only be used for very special blades.

To see this steel used on a knife please view the Lotus Dagger on the Dagger page.

 


 

In very limited quantities, no orders taken at this time :

 

Elephant Skin Bronze guard / bolster material   per tile (100 x 50mm)  - For a picture of the bronze see the bolsters of the Sahara folders on the Folding Knives page.

Dragonskin damascus  is a unique damascus steel pattern that Bertie has developed over a number of years and is the signature steel on many of his knives. Every so often he has a piece available for sale at Shows, but does not accept orders for this steel.

To see a good example of this colourful steel, see The Comet on the Fixed blade page.

 

 

 

               


 

Would you like to make your own damascus steel ?  Attend a damascus course with Bertie ......... details on the Courses page..

 

 

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Shaya Forge Damascus

Shaya is the name of Bertie's 500 pounder Massey power hammer (see pic below) which he uses to subtly persuade his damascus billets to weld together perfectly, hence the name "Shaya Forge". (Shaya is the Zulu word that means "to hit very hard")

 

 

High Carbon - Ladder Pattern

Bertie forged his first damascus in 1991 and the first stainless damascus in South Africa in 1997. He is one of the few damascus producers in South Africa and was one of the first to offer the steel for sale to other knifemakers since 1993.

Shaya Damascus Steel

Bertie has imported a large quantity of prime high carbon shims for use in making damascus steel. This material has 1% carbon as opposed to the 0.7% carbon material available locally in South Africa.

The first billets made using this steel, were used to determine the correct heat treatment specifications before we could make steel available to fellow knifemakers.

At the Guild Show (South Africa Sept 2005) we had the first batch of Shaya Damascus for sale. We had good sales and positive feedback from knifemakers that purchased and have already used the steel.

As is our policy each piece of steel is accompanied by a Fact Sheet, which includes heat treatment specs and pattern revealing information.

We do have steel in stock and you are very welcome to contact us should you require a premium piece of damascus.

 

Carbon damascus  -  we have stock  - Right now !

Call if you require a special size / piece of steel. Twist, Ladder, Random pattern available.

Limited amount for bolsters also in stock.

**** November 2011 -- New steel -- available now  ------- Nebula

 

 

 

Patterns available: Random, Ladder, Twist

Stainless Damascus Steel.  

Damascus guard / bolster material.

Modascus (Mokumé) .

 

 

Random pattern      


Turkish Twist Damascus

  

Turkish Twist is a spectacular pattern that consists of several twisted billets welded side by side, these blades typically have around 1500 layers and this gives a beautiful chatoyance or play of light, almost like carbon fiber. For the best effect this steel has to be forged to the outline of the blade, so I will require the profile of your blade to forge the steel to the blade shape.

Due to the amount of labour involved in making this steel, it has a premium price tag, and should only be used for very special blades.

To see this steel used on a knife please view the Lotus Dagger on the Dagger page.

 


 

In very limited quantities, no orders taken at this time :

 

Elephant Skin Bronze guard / bolster material   per tile (100 x 50mm)  - For a picture of the bronze see the bolsters of the Sahara folders on the Folding Knives page.

Dragonskin damascus  is a unique damascus steel pattern that Bertie has developed over a number of years and is the signature steel on many of his knives. Every so often he has a piece available for sale at Shows, but does not accept orders for this steel.

To see a good example of this colourful steel, see The Comet on the Fixed blade page.

 

 

 

               


 

Would you like to make your own damascus steel ?  Attend a damascus course with Bertie ......... details on the Courses page..

 

 

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This site was last updated 06/02/12