SENSATIONAL DESIGN WITH A LONG TRADITION!
Damascus steel was named after the Syrian city of Damascus, which was a vital trade centre for all kinds of weapons in the early Middle Ages. The same was true of the legendary Damascus swords of the Middle East, which were vastly superior to those of the North German Teutonic Knights. This is because the swords of the Teutonic Knights frequently broke and quickly became dull. The harder the steel is forged, the sharper it can be ground. Hard steel however is also very brittle and prone to breakage. Durable steel must be soft-forged. Soft metal however bends more easily and is more susceptible to damage.
Precisely this combination was achieved almost 3000 years ago by the Celts in Europe and later by the blacksmiths in India, the Orient and Japan. The result of this craftsmanship was Damascus steel: A durable unbreakable steel which could be ground to an extremely sharp finish and was therefore far superior to conventional weapon technology.
European blacksmith centres later adopted and refined this ancient forging technology and created genuine masterpieces which can still be admired today in museums throughout the world. Damascus steel has been being processed in Solingen since the 16th century. The famous Solinger Damascus swords with their unmistakeable “Large Rose” decor originated here. Tondeo keeps this tradition alive in the Damast scissors.
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