Damascus vs Solingen Steel: Which is Better?

I have had many people always ask me how strong is Damascus steel compared to other steels, well now I have an answer.

The following is taken from Dr. John Verhoeven, Metallurgist from his article on the Historical Account of Damascus steel

 

“There is a general myth in some of the popular literature that genuine Damascus steel blades possess outstanding mechanical properties, often thought superior to modern steels.  This idea was shown to be incorrect as long ago as 1924

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