For KnifeMakers

Balbachdamast hand-forges all of the unique damascus steels and alloys in Germany at the Markus Balbach Forge. Following 50+ years of experience and success, the patented process results in materials that are suitable for all kinds of knives, including folding, fixed blade, chef knives and more.

We look forward to partnering with you to create one of a kind, high quality and functional pieces of art.

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Knife Making Steels

Balbachdamast DSC Inox

DSC® Inox

This stainless martensitic damascus steel is produced using Bohler’s popular N690 knife steel and Buderus Nitro-B (comparabile to 14C28N).

  • SuperClean-layer welds (no inclusions)
  • Corrosion-resistant (Food safe)
  • Very fine-grained
  • Multiple options, patterns, and dimensions
  • High edge holding
  • High hardening possible (up to 62 HRC)
  • Easy Grinding
Balbach Damast Stainless damascus pattern watches

DSC® Inox-S

This alternative stainless martensitic damascus steel is produced using two Swedish high performance steels (Sandvik 19C27 & Sandvik 7C27Mo2)

  • SuperClean-layer welds (no inclusions)
  • Corrosion-resistant (Food safe)
  • Very fine-grained
  • Multiple options, patterns, and dimensions
  • High edge holding
  • High hardening possible (up to 62 HRC)
  • Easy Grinding
Balbachdamast DSC Carbon

DSC® Carbon

A non-stainless Damascus, which is made of two proven performance carbon steels ( 1.2842 (dark) & 1.2767 (bright) ).

  • SuperClean-layers welds (no inclusions)
  • Very fine grain
  • Multiple options, patterns and dimensions
  • High edge holding
  • High hardening possible (up to 63 HRC)
  • Uncritical misforming after heat treatment
  • Easy Grinding

Exotic Knife Materials

Balbachdamast DSC Mokume

DSC® Mokume

A non-ferus damascus comprised of 3 alloys (Copper, Bonze and Brass) offering a variety of applications.

Balbachdamast DSC Titan

DSC® Titan

Ideal material for high-quality products from numerous industries due to its corrosion resistance, high strength, light weight and colours the shear variety of damascus patterns.

Balbachdamast DSC Zitan

DSC® Zitan

A black titanium damascus that incorperates extra Zirconium layers into the DSC® titan for enhanced patterning and colour variations.

Balbachdamast Austinit Stainless

DSC® Austinit

A high-quality stainless damascus that is non-hardenable, non-magnetic and always stainless.

We specialize in damascus materials, which can be cut to fit your specifications. Shop our inventory, and Contact us to request a quote.

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