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 Post subject: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:20 pm 
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A simple OMG will do:

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:46 pm 
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This looks like a kaboom in the making. Willi Korth took pride in making Magnum revolvers that withstood 50,000 rounds without loss of performance. The use of pattern welded steel by his successors makes mockery of this design goal.

Disclosure of interest: I own dozens of "old school" Korth revolvers.

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:10 am 
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Now that was interesting. I read "a simple OMG will do" first, and chuckled..... then looked at the pic. Before I could help it, I had said "Oh my God".

larvatus, the "new" Damascus steel is made by a whole different process and is much, much stronger.


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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:31 pm 
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I just did the same thing as Ned! But months late!

Haha!


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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:47 pm 
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that's awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:49 pm 
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Ned Christiansen wrote:
larvatus, the "new" Damascus steel is made by a whole different process and is much, much stronger.
Stronger than old school shotgun barrels forged out of steel ribbons wrapped around a mandrel -- certainly. Stronger than hammer forged, deep hardened components of revolvers originally built by Willi Korth -- not at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:16 pm 
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I am assuming that is Swedish Damasteel.

If so it is much tougher than need be for any handgun.

If you can make a 60RC knife blade out it that doesn't chip or deform a handgun is child's play.

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:32 pm 
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Bladeandbarrel wrote:
I am assuming that is Swedish Damasteel.

If so it is much tougher than need be for any handgun.

If you can make a 60RC knife blade out it that doesn't chip or deform a handgun is child's play.
Willi Korth built his reputation by making handguns much tougher than they need be. I have lots of them in all states of wear, and the only part that gets worn is the forcing cone. There is no way for pattern welded steel to perform that well.

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:07 pm 
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larvatus wrote:
Bladeandbarrel wrote:
I am assuming that is Swedish Damasteel.

If so it is much tougher than need be for any handgun.

If you can make a 60RC knife blade out it that doesn't chip or deform a handgun is child's play.
Willi Korth built his reputation by making handguns much tougher than they need be. I have lots of them in all states of wear, and the only part that gets worn is the forcing cone. There is no way for pattern welded steel to perform that well.



Damasteel isn't pattern welded.

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 Post subject: Re: Korth Damascus
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Bladeandbarrel wrote:
larvatus wrote:
Bladeandbarrel wrote:
I am assuming that is Swedish Damasteel.

If so it is much tougher than need be for any handgun.

If you can make a 60RC knife blade out it that doesn't chip or deform a handgun is child's play.
Willi Korth built his reputation by making handguns much tougher than they need be. I have lots of them in all states of wear, and the only part that gets worn is the forcing cone. There is no way for pattern welded steel to perform that well.
Damasteel isn't pattern welded.
Korth isn't using Damasteel. Their Damascus steel comes from Markus Balbach. It is is manufactured in the traditional pattern welding process.

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