The Mystery of Damascus



Mark Warman



Original Date

December 15, 2018


In my talk, I want to tell you a story of beauty, craftsmanship and ancient trade routes. How a technique of forging steel developed in Damascus become synonymous with quality and opulence. How the blades that used the steel were feared by European Crusaders and revered in cultures as far from the Arab World as the Vikings of Scandinavia. And how the process and skill was lost to the sands of time until it was rediscovered by modern science in 1996.

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