My name is Daryl Meier, and I started making pattern-welded steel in 1973. That material has been my professional interest and activity since that time, and still is even though I am now semi-retired. “Damascus Steel” is another name commonly used for the material that I make, but pattern-welded is a more accurate and descriptive term. Pattern-welded material was made and used for knives and swords more than 2,000 years ago.
At Meier Steel we use 1095 and A203e for the majority of the steel produced. We also use W2, 15N20, and pure nickel for some grades. Many of the different patterns that we have made are illustrated in the Portfolio section of this website. Special one-of-a-kind patterns may be available from time to time as the need arises and the mood permits. Check in the store section of this website to see what is available.
Meier Steel materials have been used mostly for knife blades, swords, and tomahawks where the requirements are for performance in addition to the beauty, character, and mystique that this material possesses. Other uses for this material are for making belt buckles, bowls, brooches, pendants, wedding rings, bracelets, and various small objects. There is no limit on possible uses—we once supplied some material to a craftsperson in the Pacific Rim who used it to make “cockfighting spurs”.