Making a Mosaic Damascus Bowie Knife with Tanner - part 1

  • Published: 22 October 2019
  • Install Raid for Free ✅ IOS: ✅ ANDROID: Start with💰50K silver and get a Free Epic Champion 💥 on day 7 of “New Player Rewards” program

    In this Video Matt starts forging the mosaic damascus that will become the bowie knife blank for Tanner Saslow to finish. Starts off cleaning the surfaces of the steel(15n20,1095 and 80crv2). Then he MIG welds the pieces together and moves on to forge welding on the nazel 2b power hammer. Then he rounds over the billet using the flat dies and a special saddle die to round over even more. Then the billet is turned on it's side and flattened to create the first step of the modified crushed w's. That billet is then cut in four pieces, restacked and forge welded and rounded over again. This creates 1/4 of our star. Then that billet is cut in to 4 parts and rewelded and now we have our captured start pattern.

    ► Visit our website for available items for sale ★ ★

    Check out our official merch to help support the channel

    Please consider supporting us by sharing this video to help spread the word!

    Videos Shot, Produced and edited by - Matt Stagmer
    Co-producer Ilya Alekseyev

    Helpful purchase links for creators and craftsmen

    Camera Starter Pack for Content Creators -
    Great Forge for Beginner or pro -
    Snazzy Safety Glasses -
    John's Favorite Face shield -
    Rigid Double Horn Anvil -
    Variable Speed 2 x 72" Belt Sander -
    Powerline Video Editing Software -


    Music by - Epidemic Sound and
    Additional sound effects from

    Help support the channel and us as artists by becoming a patreon.

    Ilya's Patreon -
    Matt's Patreon -

    Follow us on Instagram to track progress on these and other projects.

    Matt Stagmer - @matt_at_arms on instagram
    Ilya Alekseyev - @slavicsmith on instagram

    #bladesmith #howtomakeaknife #mosaicknife
  • Science and Technology Science and Technology

Comments • 344

  • That Works
    That Works   4 weeks back

    Install Raid for Free ✅ IOS: ✅ ANDROID: Start with💰50K silver and get a Free Epic Champion 💥 on day 7 of “New Player Rewards” program

    • Liliya Anisimov
      Liliya Anisimov  3 weeks back

      привет матфэй дорогой say hi to kerry bill illy and everyone else when will you make a new video for man at arms?

  • Michael Exman
    Michael Exman  5 hours back

    you guys ever look at extrema ratio knives probably one of my favorite knife makers unusual design elements.

    • Renato Rodrigues Da Silva

      fala muito....

      • Siara
        Siara  3 days back

        I have never seen such beautiful piece of metal! I think your work is amazing! Maybe someday I will visit you guys so you let me make a small knife with you 😊 Great work man! #MattWorks

        • Jeffrey Moore
          Jeffrey Moore  4 days back

          Man Matt You Rock! Liked, Shared with #Mattworks

          • René Brüggemann
            René Brüggemann  5 days back

            This mosaic looks so amazing. Im really interested in seeing how the knife will turn out. #MattWorks

            • wolf5391
              wolf5391  7 days back

              Tanner does amazing work. Cant wait to see what you guys come up with.

              • Larry Elford
                Larry Elford  7 days back

                Rookie knife-maker and Raid-player here....would be beyond honored to make something out of a slice of that billet.

                • Captain Twitchy
                  Captain Twitchy  1 weeks back

                  Awesome work. Love the vids, too. #MattWorks

                  • joshlionbjj
                    joshlionbjj  1 weeks back

                    #Mattworks comment

                    • jeff joestar
                      jeff joestar  1 weeks back

                      as a welder in training, these mig settings offend me

                      • René Bingen
                        René Bingen  1 weeks back

                        Nice Work, BUT:

                        Work with acid? check
                        Wear a visor helmet? check
                        Leave the visor open? Very stupid idea! It's not funny to have acid in youre face and/ or eye; unless you want to play in the next Joker movie ...

                        • IceH2o
                          IceH2o  1 weeks back

                          It's already looking gorgeous! @

                          • David Smith
                            David Smith  1 weeks back

                            Hey brov love your work and that one looks like one of my tattoos so I totally love it makes me wish I was a Black Smith instead of a plumber ;)

                            • Gregg Smith
                              Gregg Smith  1 weeks back

                              Glad I found your channel...

                              • Oscar Anzaldua
                                Oscar Anzaldua  1 weeks back

                                sweet @$$ pattern!!! #mattworks

                                • Cody Cox
                                  Cody Cox  2 weeks back

                                  Shared it. Even though you've probably already given the piece away. Great video. I like these a lot better than the Man at Arm's videos.

                                  • extramile001
                                    extramile001  2 weeks back

                                    That is an awesome looking mosaic pattern thus far.

                                    • Ro Shin
                                      Ro Shin  2 weeks back

                                      #MattWorks WOW! I am so glad that Matt and Ilya are back on my small screen. (Don't worry, it gets more use than the TV anyway. I have teenagers, so I get 0 time on it) I am absolutely loving the new format guys, it is awsome. If you can do it, invest in a remote mike and you will easily have a show that is as good as, if not better than, any documentary production out there today. Thank you both for not packing it in and coming back stronger than ever. Make More Damascus :)

                                      • Samwisegamgee The Brave

                                        You talk too much

                                        • Jet Shadowcrow
                                          Jet Shadowcrow  2 weeks back

                                          Absolutely amazing! How could I not share this.

                                          • Duco Maritiem
                                            Duco Maritiem  2 weeks back

                                            Hi, I admire you guys, great mossaic! #MattWorks

                                            • Ansel Chin
                                              Ansel Chin  2 weeks back

                                              Matt you make creating mosaic damascus look really easy.

                                              • Zack Markham
                                                Zack Markham  2 weeks back

                                                It came out so well! Damascus is something I don't plan to touch on when I start as a blacksmith. Seems too frustrating. Like, what if you plan it well and the result looks completely different? Sure, you can set it aside and use it in a future project. But then you have to put all that time back into another billet.

                                                • greg thomas
                                                  greg thomas  2 weeks back

                                                  Great video! I'm just getting into knife making and am leaning a great deal from you and others. Thanks!

                                                  • JAY HANCHETT
                                                    JAY HANCHETT  2 weeks back

                                                    ALOHA, That is a beautiful Piece of Damascus. I've been gathering the parts for a hydraulic press and hope to one day make my own. Please put my name in the hat, Mahalo

                                                    • Devon Subia
                                                      Devon Subia  2 weeks back

                                                      Very informative. Thanks

                                                      • fred42444
                                                        fred42444  2 weeks back

                                                        Nice work as usual !!!

                                                        • Christopher Harless
                                                          Christopher Harless  2 weeks back

                                                          I would live to learn blacksmithing and forging damascus, want to make my own kitchen knives

                                                          • rilik gonzalez
                                                            rilik gonzalez  2 weeks back

                                                            Beautiful pattern... Hook me up

                                                            • fallowstrider
                                                              fallowstrider  2 weeks back


                                                              • Sir Crow
                                                                Sir Crow  2 weeks back

                                                                Hope I'm not too
                                                                late. I'd like a slice of that mosaic

                                                                • matchesburn
                                                                  matchesburn  2 weeks back

                                                                  Anyone know what song/music is playing at 22:54?

                                                                  • daniel jon
                                                                    daniel jon  2 weeks back

                                                                    what is the background music while your grinding?

                                                                    • Bruce H
                                                                      Bruce H  3 weeks back

                                                                      Great pattern!!!! Thanks for sharing and look forward to your future videos!

                                                                      • Brian McGill
                                                                        Brian McGill  3 weeks back

                                                                        You do some sweet work #MATTWORKS

                                                                        • CrommorC CrommorC
                                                                          CrommorC CrommorC  3 weeks back

                                                                          That pattern looks amazing!!!

                                                                          • Paul Levers
                                                                            Paul Levers  3 weeks back

                                                                            Awesome Matt

                                                                            • Michael Vaughn
                                                                              Michael Vaughn  3 weeks back

                                                                              Is that a Miller syncowave ?

                                                                              • Michael Vaughn
                                                                                Michael Vaughn  3 weeks back

                                                                                What size belt sander is that I didn't know they made them larger than 72" ?

                                                                                • Daniel Reinhart
                                                                                  Daniel Reinhart  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Awesome work Matt!

                                                                                  • Michael P
                                                                                    Michael P  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Love your work, very cool pattern!

                                                                                    • TrojanChefTim
                                                                                      TrojanChefTim  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Looks pretty damn awesome so far Matt. Thanks for taking us all along for the journey.

                                                                                      • Patrick Rosner
                                                                                        Patrick Rosner  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I cant wait to see how it turns out

                                                                                        • Dann Cairns
                                                                                          Dann Cairns  3 weeks back


                                                                                          • X4r1l
                                                                                            X4r1l  3 weeks back

                                                                                            This is so soothing to watch #MattWorks

                                                                                            • jeffery biddix
                                                                                              jeffery biddix  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Awesome video!

                                                                                              • Max Power Crafts
                                                                                                Max Power Crafts  3 weeks back

                                                                                                What are the updates on the hammers? I paid and ordered one 3 months ago in july and haven't seen any updates.