Damascus blade
Damascus Da*mas"cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster]

{Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence.

{Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal formed of thin bars or wires of iron and steel elaborately twisted and welded together; used for making gun barrels, etc., of high quality, in which the surface, when polished and acted upon by acid, has a damask appearance.

{Damascus steel}. See {Damask steel}, under {Damask}, a. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • damascus blade — noun or damascus sword Usage: usually capitalized D : a sword made of Damascus steel * * * Damascus blade noun A sword made from Damascus steel • • • Main Entry: ↑damascene …   Useful english dictionary

  • Damascus — Da*mas cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster] {Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. {Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal formed of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus iron — Damascus Da*mas cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster] {Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. {Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus steel — Damascus Da*mas cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster] {Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. {Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus twist — Damascus Da*mas cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster] {Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. {Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus steel — For Damascus Twist barrels, see Skelp. For the album of the same name, see Damascus Steel (album). Close up of a 16th century Iranian crucible forged Damascus steel sword Damascus steel was a term used by several Western cultures from the… …   Wikipedia

  • damascus sword — noun see damascus blade * * * Damascus sword, a sword made of Damascus steel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blade — For other uses, see Blade (disambiguation). Knife blades A blade is that portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with a cutting edge and/or a pointed tip that is designed to cut and/or puncture, stab, slash, chop, slice, thrust, or scrape animate… …   Wikipedia

  • Damascus steel — hand wrought steel, made in various Asian countries, from parts of a bloom of heterogeneous composition, repeatedly folded over and welded and finally etched to reveal the resulting grain: used esp. for sword blades. Also called damask, damask… …   Universalium

  • damask blade — damask blade, = Damascus blade. (Cf. ↑Damascus blade) …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”