The Order of the Damask

The Order of the Damask is dedicated to the understanding and application of Ultrahigh-Carbon Steels, Damascus Steels, their Laminates, and Superplasticity in these materials. We are dedicated to uncovering the history of Damascus Steels, for "the best of the present is often the long-forgotten past." We are dedicated to understanding and discovery in the present, for that is how the future is made. We are dedicated to future applications, for they are the means by which to build a better world.

Books

  1. D. R. Lesuer, C. K. Syn, and O. D. Sherby, editors. Thermomechanical Processing and Mechanical Properties of Hypereutectoid Steels and Cast Irons, Warrendale, PA, sep 1997. TMS.
  2. M. Sache. Damascus Steel, Myth, History, Technology Applications. Stahleisen, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1994.
  3. L. S. Figiel. On Damascus Steel. Atlantas Arts Press, Atlantas, FL, 1991.

Articles

[1958tl]
A. M. Turkalo and J. C. Low, Jr. The Effect of Carbide Dispersion on the Strength of Tempered Martensite. Trans. TMS-AIME, 212(6):750--758, December 1958.
[1968lg]
C. T. Liu and J. Gurland. The Strengthening Mechanism in Spheroidized Carbon Steels. Trans. TMS-AIME, 242(8):1535--1542, August 1968.
[1973bsym]
D. Bly, O. D. Sherby, C. Young, and Y. Mischenkov. Influence of Thermal Mechanical Treatments on the Mechanical Properties of a Finely Spheroidized Eutectoid-Composition Steel. Mater. Sci. Engng., 12(1):41--46, July 1973.
[1976s]
O. D. Sherby et al. Superplastic UHCSs. U.S. Patent 3,951,697, 20 April 1976.
[1976sywc]
O. D. Sherby, C. M. Young, B. Walser, and E. M. Cady. U. S. Patent 3,951,697, April 20, 1976.
[1979s]
Oleg D. Sherby. Damascus Steel Rediscovered? Trans. ISIJ, 19(7):381--390, 1979.
[1980ws]
Jeffrey Wadsworth and Oleg D. Sherby. On the Bulat --- Damascus Steel Revisited. Prog. Mater. Sci., 25(1):35--68, 1980.
[1983sw]
Oleg D. Sherby and Jeffrey Wadsworth. Damascus Steels --- Myths, Magic and Metallurgy. The Stanford Engineer, pages 27--37, Fall/Winter 1983-84.
[1984osw]
T. Oyama, Oleg D. Sherby, and Jeffrey Wadsworth. U. S. Patent 4,448,613, May 15, 1984.
[1984osww]
T. Oyama, Oleg D. Sherby, Jeffrey Wadsworth, and B. Walser. Application of the Divorced Eutectoid Transformation to the Development of Fine-grained, Spheroidized Structures in Ultrahigh Carbon Steels. Scripta Metall., 18(18):799--804, August 1984.
[1985so]
Oleg D. Sherby and T. Oyama. U. S. Patent No. 4,533,390, Aug. 6, 1985.
[1985sokww]
Oleg D. Sherby, T. Oyama, Kum D. M., B. Walser, and J. Wadsworth. Ultrahigh Carbon Steels. J. Metals, 37(6):50--56, June 1985.
[1985sw]
Oleg D. Sherby and Jeffrey Wadsworth. Damascus Steel. Scientific American, 252(2):112--120, 1985.
[1989ws]
Jeffrey Wadsworth and Oleg D. Sherby. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, chapter Steels, pages 378--380. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1989.
[1990pbv]
D. T. Peterson, H. H. Baker, and J. D. Verhoeven. Damascus Steel, Characterization of One Damascus Steel Sword. Mater. Char., 24(4):355--374, June 1990.
[1990vbpcy]
J. D. Verhoeven, H. H. Baker, D. T. Peterson, H. F. Clark, and W. M. Yater. Damascus Steel, Part III: The Wadsworth-Sherby Mechanism. Mater. Char., 24(3):205--227, April 1990.
[1992vp]
J. D. Verhoeven and A. H. Pendray. Experiments to Reproduce the Pattern of Damascus Steel Blades. Mater. Char., 29(2):195--212, September 1992.
[1992vp2]
J. D. Verhoeven and D. T. Peterson. What is Damascus Steel? Mater. Char., 29(3):335--341, October 1992.
[1992ws]
Jeffrey Wadsworth and Oled D. Sherby. Comments on ``Damascus Steel, Part III: The Wadsworth-Sherby Mechanism'' by Verhoeven et al. Mater. Char., 28(2):165--172, March 1992.
[1993lsgws]
D. R. Lesuer, C. K. Syn, A. Goldberg, J. Wadsworth, and O. D. Sherby. The Case for Ultrahigh-Carbon Steels as Structural Materials. JOM, 45(8):40--46, August 1993.
[1993m]
Mary K. Miller. Confessions of a Man of Steel. Exploring, 17(1):20--23, Spring 1993.
[1993vp]
J. D. Verhoeven and A. H. Pendray. Studies of Damascus Steel Blades: Part I --- Experiments on Reconstructed Blades. Mater. Char., 30(3):175--186, April 1993.
[1993vpb]
J. D. Verhoeven, A. H. Pendray, and P. M. Berge. Studies of Damascus Steel Blades: Part II --- Destruction and Reformation of the Pattern. Mater. Char., 30(3):187--200, April 1993.
[1994sls]
C. K. Syn, D. R. Lesuer, and O. D. Sherby. Influence of Microstructure on Tensile Properties of Spheroidized Ultrahigh-Carbon (1.8PctC) Steel. Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 25A:1481--1493, July 1994.
[1994t]
Eric M. Taleff. Superplasticity at High Strain-Rates in Fine-Grain Ultrahigh-Carbon Steel. PhD thesis, Stanford University, December 1994.
[1995lss]
D. R. Lesuer, C. K. Syn, and O. D. Sherby. Fracture Behavior of Spheroidized Hypereutectoid Steels. Acta Metall. Mater., 43(10):3827--3835, 1995.
[1995sw]
Oleg D. Sherby and Jeffrey Wadsworth. Damascus Steel and Superplasticity -- Part I: Background, Superplasticity, and Genuine Damascus Steel. SAMPE Journal, 31(4):10--17, July 1995.
[1995sw2]
Oleg D. Sherby and Jeffrey Wadsworth. Damascus Steel and Superplasticity -- Part II: Welded Damascus Steels. SAMPE Journal, 31(5):32--39, September 1995.
[1996lssk]
D. R. Lesuer, C. K. Syn, O. D. Sherby, and D. K. Kim. Processing and Mechanical Behavior of Hypereutectoid Steel Wires. In TMS 1996 Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. TMS, June 1996.
[1996sls]
Oleg D. Sherby, Donald R. Lesuer, and Chol K. Syn. Superplastic Behavior of Ultrahigh Carbon Steel Containing Aluminum. In Wang Tzuchiang and Tsu-Wei Chou, editors, Progress in Advanced Materials and Mechanics, volume 2 of Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Materials, pages 77--82, Beijing, China, August 12--15 1996. Chinese Journal of Mechanics Press.
[1996tnas]
Eric M. Taleff, Mamoru Nagao, Yoshio Ashida, and Oleg D. Sherby. Synthesis of Submicrometer-Grained-Ultrahigh-Carbon Steel Containing 10% Aluminum by Ball Millling of Powders. J. Mater. Res., 11(11):2725--2730, November 1996.
[1996tnhs]
Eric M. Taleff, Mamoru Nagao, Kenji Higashi, and Oleg D. Sherby. High-Strain-Rate Superplasticity in Ultrahigh-Carbon Steel Containing 10 wt.% Al (UHCS-10Al). Scripta Metall. Mater., 34(12):1919--1923, 1996.
[1996tsls]
Eric M. Taleff, Chol K. Syn, Donald R. Lesuer, and Oleg D. Sherby. Pearlite in Ultrahigh Carbon Steels: Heat Treatments and Mechanical Properties. Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 27A(1):111--118, January 1996.
[1996vpg]
J. D. Verhoeven, A. H. Pendray, and E. D. Gibson. Wootz Damascus Steel Blades. Mater. Char., 37(1):9--22, July 1996.
[1997tbsls]
Eric M. Taleff, Bruce L. Bramfitt, Chol K. Syn, Donald R. Lesuer, and Oleg D. Sherby. Mechanical Behavior of an Ultrahigh-Carbon Steel Exhibiting a Damask Surface Pattern. In Donald R. Lesuer, Chol K. Syn, and Oleg D. Sherby, editors, Thermomechanical Processing and Mechanical Properties of Hypereutectoid Steels and Cast Irons, pages 189--198, Warrendale, PA, September 1997. TMS.
[1997tk]
Eric M. Taleff and Woo-Jin Kim. The Roles of Grain-Boundary Sliding and Dislocation-Pipe Diffusion in High-Strain-Rate Superplasticity. In James C. Earthman, editor, Seventh International Conference on Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Irvine, CA, August 1997. TMS.
[1997tsls]
Eric M. Taleff, Chol K. Syn, Donald R. Lesuer, and Oleg D. Sherby. A Comparison of Mechanical Behavior in Pearlitic and Spheroidized Hypereutectoid Steels. In Donald R. Lesuer, Chol K. Syn, and Oleg D. Sherby, editors, Thermomechanical Processing and Mechanical Properties of Hypereutectoid Steels and Cast Irons, pages 127--142, Warrendale, PA, September 1997. TMS.
[1997wors]
B. Walser, T. Oyama, U. Ritter, and O. D. Sherby. Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of an Ultrahigh-Carbon Steel Processed by the Divorced Eutectoid Transformation. In Donald R. Lesuer, Chol K. Syn, and Oleg D. Sherby, editors, Thermomechanical Processing and Mechanical Properties of Hypereutectoid Steels and Cast Irons, Warrendale, PA, September 1997. TMS.
[1998vpd]
J. D. Verhoeven, A. H. Pendray, and W. E. Dauksch. The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades. JOM, 50(9):58--64, sep 1998.