Pattern welding is a process where you start with two different types of steel, and stack them on top of each other alternating the types of steel with each layer. The pieces are then tack welded together and placed in the forge. Once the "billet" reaches 2,900-3,000 F, you forge weld them all together. Then you draw out your billet, cut it in two or more pieces, re stack them and repeat the process. Each time you do this you are adding more layers of steel to the billet. Once you have reached the desired amount of layers, you forge it into a knife. After heat treatment, you polish the blade and acid etch it. The acid eats away at one of the steels more than the other and you are left with a beautiful wood grain type finish.

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