damask steel definition

  • noun:
    • Damascus metallic.
    • a hard resilient metallic usually embellished and employed for sword blades
  • adjective:
    • metallic associated with type initially made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its particular gorgeous texture, ornamented with waving lines; specifically, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly much-valued for sword blades, from the great versatility and tenacity.

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