Highest Quality Damascus Steel

image LEO® | Leopard Tank Barrel Damascus Brand:GASTON® ProduktID:- - - SKU:LEO01F35050025000SI Hersteller:- - - price:228.19
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Leo®-I, 320 layers, pattern: wild, 250x35x5

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Leo®-I, 320 layers, pattern: wild, 250x35x5
$228.19

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made from the cannon of the Leopard-I Tank.

made from the cannon of the Leopard-I Tank.

Highlights

Leopard Damascus Steel


320 Layers!


Shape :  flat

Pattern : wild

 

Recycled steel from the barrel of a German Leopard tank is forged by Markus Balbach into a fine 320-layer Damascus steel.

 

watch it - in a video :

Forging historical Leopard Tank steel into stunning Damascus steel
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Details (Sizes)
  • This non-stainless Damascus steel consists of steel from the cannon barrel of a Leopard-I tank in combination with a tool steel, to form a total of 320 layers.
  • The plate is annealed, ground flat, and is slightly etched before shipment.
  • With proper heat treatment, the hardness of this steel is about 63HRC, and is thus harder than glass. Hardening is done in a vacuum or with inert gas at 850 degrees, with a retention time of up to 5 minutes.
  • The cooling rate is equivalent to that of an oil hardening. For the conversion of retained austenite, either a freezing process at 90 °C or a tempering process at 140 °C takes place. Next, a tempering process at 150 °C should be carried out to assure the complete transformation of retained austenite to martensite.

Dimensions: 250mm x 35mm x 5mm

                   ( length / width / height )

 

mm 

inches 

3  

0.11811 

5  

0.19685 

10 

0.39370 

20 

0.78740 

 25.4 

1.00000 

30 

1.18110 

35  

1.37795 

 50.8 

2.00000 

100 

3.93700 

200 

7.87400 

220 

8.66140 

250  

9.84250