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    brittle is the wrong word. It is pretty strong and tough.
    However it is very easy to abrade and it is easy to leave deep scratch marks.
    The one thing you have to be very careful with is heat. Get it too hot while sanding and you get permanent discoloration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    brittle is the wrong word. It is pretty strong and tough.
    However it is very easy to abrade and it is easy to leave deep scratch marks.
    The one thing you have to be very careful with is heat. Get it too hot while sanding and you get permanent discoloration.
    Cheers Bruno, it's definitely a material that I would like to have a go at, but it is just so expensive here in the uk that I would not want to mess it up thanks Ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdBrice View Post
    Cheers Bruno, it's definitely a material that I would like to have a go at, but it is just so expensive here in the uk that I would not want to mess it up thanks Ed.
    It's expensive everywhere
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    It's expensive everywhere
    I've heard that they've stopped making it.
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    You can use etching liquid that computer guys use to etch their motherboards. That helps make a great contrast to Damascus steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDMAN1 View Post
    You can use etching liquid that computer guys use to etch their motherboards. That helps make a great contrast to Damascus steel.
    That would be ferric chloride. works great on damascus, not so much on wootz.
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    That is really nice. Excellent work.
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