Man invented moulds in order to make reproductions of the objects he created. Thus, the technique of casting came about and quickly evolved to include knives and swords. This process began with the bronze sword, developing with the appearance of new metal alloys designed to achieve enhanced strength and elasticity. All of this led to the composition of Damascus steel.
According to history, the oldest description of Damascus steel swords could date back to 540 A.D., although there is no precise evidence and it has been said that they may have arisen much earlier.
Damascus steel is based on a type of steel manufactured in India, which then spread across the world until it reached Damascus. The large numbers of swordsmiths working in the capital of Syria expanded the ways of manufacturing Damascus steel, managing to create a durable, unbreakable, type of steel. Thus, arose Damascus steel, also known as damascened steel.
The swordsmiths of Toledo have always worked closely with those of Damascus, so the masters in Toledo researched the composition of damascened steel, its beautiful iridescent marbled surfaces, and its quality of being strong without breaking or bending. Based on the results attained, they realised that it was precisely the marbling on the blades that made Damascus steel so high-quality. Along a similar line, we must remember that the waters of the Tagus River are also believed