I recently took on the challenge of attempting a san mai stainless damascus, just to explore something new. Surprisingly, it turned out to be much easier than I initially anticipated! To maximize my chances of success, I ensured the steel surfaces were impeccably clean and diligently welded the billet along all the seams. For this project, I chose a combination of 440c and 1070 high carbon steel, and they worked together seamlessly. As for the blade, I followed my usual geometry, with a spine thickness of 3mm and a width of 40mm. As for the handle, I relied on my trusted stack of olive, red heart, and ebony wood.