The lost secret of the Damascus steel, the strongest material of antiquity
In Europe, the first to learn about it were the Crusaders: steel was light and strong.
The formula of its production was secret. And it was precisely this secrecy that condemned it to oblivion.
Is it possible to " un-invent" something? The answer, perhaps, is yes. The best example is precisely the Damascus steel, the legendary material used by numerous knights of the past, including the Crusaders, whose formula is still unknown, lost as a secret in the past. Many, in recent years, have tried to reproduce it. Some are convinced they have succeeded, but not everyone agrees.