In 2011 Vladimir Gerasimov was inspired by works of famous French master Pierre Reverdy. He began to work on mosaic damask. First works repeated technological nuances of the known master. But during work was developed the unique technology of formation which allowed receiving the whole plots on a blade surface with the minimum distortions. On the first blades made with using of Art-Damask you can see flying horses of various size and color (black and bay) on a surface..
2. Meteoric damask
So what after all are meteorites – ordinary slices of iron or stone or the ciphered
messages from space? Probably, the mankind not yet will be able to answer this question precisely …
“Heavenly metal” weapons
Since ancient times, people used meteoric iron to make weapons, possessing as supposed, magic forces. Known example - a dagger, found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, who lived in the 14th century BC. Analysis of the chemical composition showed that in the iron dagger the main application is nickel – this is a direct reference to the origin of meteoritic material. Even then, smiths found and used iron of a natural origin. Certainly, they quickly evaluated its superiority. Hittites and the Sumerians confirmed this space communication, having called iron - "fire from heavens". The Egyptian name for this metal is "shock of a celestial lightning", Assyrian - "heavenly metal".
It is also known the knife inlaid with gold of times of the reign of the emperor of Jahangir, the fourth of a dynasty of Mughal of governors of India. It was shaped from the iron meteorite which has fallen on April 10, 1621. Jahangir ordered to make of this meteorite two swords, a dagger and a knife. Up to our time has remained only a knife.
"Heavenly Metal" was also famous for the manufacture of Malaysian Chris with a fiery blade.
In 2013 “A&R” Company” started the production in small series damask with meteoric iron. The composition “Taimba” symbolizing a woman carrying a piece of the Universe through space was made from the meteoric damask.
The blade is made from damask with meteorite iron Muonionalusta; in the handle, which represents the hand attached meteorite "Chelyabinsk *. The handle is covered with a black rhodium.
Meteorite Muonionalusta. It is named in honour of the town Muonionalusta, located in Sweden, in the vicinity of this town fragments of the meteorite are still found. Time of its falling is dated about fourteen thousand years ago. Its first samples were found in 1906. It consists of 95% of iron, 5% of nickel and it represents a typical iron meteorite.
Meteorite "Chelyabinsk" — Meteorite "Chelyabinsk" — the offered name of the found parts of a meteoric body, which entered into the atmosphere of Earth and caused the explosion watched on February 15, 2013 in Chelyabinsk region and some other regions of Russia, and also Kazakhstan.
Previously meteorite is classified as an ordinary chondrite. The first estimates of its mineral composition showed about 10% of meteoric iron.