Pattern-Welded Steel. This type of steel is similar in appearance to wootz and, confusingly, shares the Damascus name. Production of it involves the forging of multiple bars of bloomery iron together, folding and twisting them to produce a pattern. It was called Damascus steel in the 1800s and this has exacerbated it being confused with wootz.May 04, 2006 · Having looked at many genuine wootz and pulad ingots, all the so called wootz ingots that I have seen for sale, are not genuine. The shape only slighly resembles genuine ingots. They are probably Mill Balls. Mill balls were made of cast iron or cast steel (therefore they can have a dendritic structure is polished and etched, like crucible steel).
Jul 13, 2019 · According to Wikipedia, Damascus steel was a type of steel used for manufacturing sword blades in the Near East made with wootz steel. These swords were characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water.