This steel bears a unique pattern like the rings of a tree. It is sometimes said that victory in battle is determined by how many soldiers wear this matchless metal.
Metal so magnificent, it is said that any who bear it in battle shall be victorious.
Damascus Steel is a low-ranked Ephemeral Ore that can be bought in the Sky Saloon Material Shop in Chapter 8 for 5066 gil (10% discount). It can be used to craft Eruptor, Tyrfing, Polaris, and Resonator.
This metal is immediately recognized by the unique pattern of striations on its surface. Often used in the forging of weapons and armor.
Damascus is a loot required to create the Khukuri, Cinquedea, Gale Sword, Colichermarde, Crown Scepter, Fanatic, Twin Bow, Satyr Flute, Chocobo Shield, and Kenpo Gi. It can be obtained as the reward for completing the missions "Chita on Weapons - Novices", "An Earnest Search", and "Bonga Bugle - Coppersun", and sells for 500 gil.
Ore to be used in Dwarvish crafting.
Damascus steel was a term used by several Western cultures from the Medieval period onward to describe a type of steel used in swordmaking from about 300 BC to 1700 AD. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be not only tough and resistant to shattering, but capable of being honed to a sharp and resilient edge.