Here is my first successfully completed Damascus Ring and I could not be happier with the way it turned out.
This was created and handcrafted (with the help from a few tools) from a 1″ round spiral Damascus lug I purchased from VegasForge. They are a supplier of metals for the ring and knife maker community.
When I start making a Damascus ring they are a solid piece rod or plug depending on how they are purchased. After drilling,turning and polishing the Damascus it is dipped into a jar of acid for a few minutes then cleaned with backing soda was followed by several various cleaners.
That is the real short version. I will be creating a page that explains the whole process in the very near future.
While I was writing another post on my blog the ring was sitting on a bookshelf next to my desk. I walked out of my office for a few minutes to feed the cat and when I came back the sun was shining through the curtains just right so I just had to take this photo and include it on my post.
This ring was made with a Titanium liner. Some makers will polish the inside using only the steel in the Damascus.
I really love working with Titanium so this one was made by pressure fitting the two metals together then sanding and polishing for a seamless fit.
I used a bench top arbor press and custom made(by me) mandrel & die to do the pressure fit. For those that are interested I’ll post a link to a page explaining how the mandrel and die are used as well as how I made it from 4130 chromoly steel.