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Damascus Steel Mod

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by CosmicCatalyst, Jan 2, 2014.

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  1. CosmicCatalyst

    CosmicCatalyst Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Evansville, IN
    I work with high end chef knives a lot at work and home, and have always loved the look of damascus steel. I have a collection of handmade knives from a workshop in Japan and a few of them are damascus type steel. It is not the old way of making damascus the the new billet welded method. I was thinking about seeing if they could actually smith a MOD for me with their damascus method I'm used to. Maybe some kind of mech mod or an RBA or even a drip tip. The damascus is so stunning to look at on my knives and it is a pleasure to work with. The only thing I am worried about is if there would be any reactions from the metal and eliquids. The description for the metal on my damascus knives is -" VG-10 Damascus RB knives are forged with 116 layers of high carbon stainless steel in the Damascus tradition with a marbled "Suminigashi" pattern" I'll attach a pic so you can see why I want it so bad.

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  2. bender817

    bender817 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    That's an incedible idea. I think something that unique and handcrafted would be costly if not priceless. If you make it happen, I want to see it.

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  3. Jonathan Tittle

    Jonathan Tittle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2013
    Johnson City, TN, USA
    It'd definitely make for a nice mech mod. I don't think PG/VG would be much of a worry as it tends to run off metals, though the Nicotine may be an issue since it's what causes the oxidation of e-liquids. In most cases, wiping down such a mod with oil and keeping it clean would prolong it's life and given the potential price of such, I'm sure the owner would take good care of it :).
     
  4. Jay-dub

    Jay-dub Moved On

    Oct 10, 2013
    Kansas City, MO
    I clicked here because I thought there was one. Now I'm just sad. :(
     
  5. CosmicCatalyst

    CosmicCatalyst Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Evansville, IN
    It's going to be hard to see if I can get it done. I think if I were to present schematics with precise measurements my case might be more worthy. It's going to take a lot of labor and I'd like to keep it under $300. I'm trying to think of what would be the easiest thing to make. Something that's a solid piece without any threading and 0-minimal curves that would be the actual damascus part. Maybe something similar to an REO Grand or some kind of box mod.
     
  6. bender817

    bender817 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I think you should find good dimensions for a 26650 mechanical mod with one solid cylinder and make it work with nemesis magnets for the switch. Just a thought.

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  7. CosmicCatalyst

    CosmicCatalyst Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Evansville, IN
    Just sent them an email about this. I gave them rough specs for a box type mod. I left it open for them to help me lay down some plans to meet what I desire and what they can do to honor themselves crafting this for me. These guys have been making knives for a lot of years in Japan and I don't want to disrespect them by asking for something very outside of what they are known for. I also added an idea of me sending them an actual mod for them to use for specs. Once I hear back from them hopefully we can get something more solid on what kind of design it will be. I'm getting anxious about it already. I would really love for them to be able to make it for me. I can see many hours of daydreaming about my dream mod ahead.
     
  8. bender817

    bender817 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
  9. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    $300 won't even buy the machining labor it would take for a 1-off mod...
     
  10. CosmicCatalyst

    CosmicCatalyst Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Evansville, IN
    I found the original thread for the guy who made those. http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/modder-accessories-supplier-forum/349949-damascus-mokume-gane-pattern-mechanical-mod.html
    They sure are beautiful, not exactly what I was looking for but if the price tag of the custom one I'm looking for is too much I'll have to get in contact with this man. He uses a bunch of different colored billets for a range of color in the damascus mods. I believe they may still be in stock. I was lurking around and found the place where you can purchase them. The "Flair" Damascus & Mokume Gane pattern mechanical mod Not bad at all costing around $250-300. Exactly in my ideal price range.
     
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