Rob Thomas Damascus produces the world's finest pattern welded metals. We produce damascus steel and mokume gane. The short explanation of these terms is that the pattern of the metal goes through the entire thickness, rather than being a surface treatment. Damascus is a steel based metal, Mokume Gane is Japanese for "wood grained metal" and does not contain iron. Each type of metal requires different finishing techniques to highlight the unique pattern for durability and longevity. These patterns are a direct result of both the hot forging process that Rob Thomas Damascus employs and the alloy materials used in the composition of the metal itself. We have some images featured below that reveal the process employed from start to finish of the unique and time consuming methods that are utilized to produce the best pattern welded metals available at this time, from any source.