DSC®-145 Damascus Steel (Stainless)
DSC stands for “Damascus Steel Super Clean,” and is manufactured and patented by Markus Balbach under No. 30 2008 009 468.
The term “super clean” designates extremely fine and pure steel. DSC, which is corrosion resistant and stainless, is produced and specially treated by a weld bonding process, which prevents the build-up of contaminants in the steel or the welding seams.
These favorable properties and safety features of the blade steel are essential for production and processing and therefore make this Damascus steel especially suitable for use in industrial production.
The heat treatment is applied at a hardening temperature of 1040-1080°C in a vacuum or with a hardening film. Holding on temperature for 15-20 minutes. Quenching on air. The annealing temperature is 190-200°C for to 2 hours. This steel is suitable for use in freezing temperatures. The utilization and final hardness after tempering are up to 62HRC. Higher or lower utilization hardness is possible with appropriate annealing temperature.
- In a solution of ~25-30% of warm (<50°C) sulfuric acid or