Omni blade is world's smallest "Damascus" pocket knife

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    A new Kickstarter campaign touting the "world's smallest and sharpest Damascus pocket knife" aims to put the strength of a samurai sword in your trousers. Its makers claim Damascus steel makes not only for a more robust blade less prone to bending and breaking, but one that stays sharper than blades made from normal steel.

    Unsurprisingly, Damascus steel's name comes from the city of Damascus, capital of Syria. Between the 3rd and 17th centuries, the Near East region imported wootz steel from India and Sri Lanka. The city itself became renowned for its thriving weapon industry – hence Damascus steel, which was notable for both its distinctive mottled patterning and its strength and low risk of shattering.

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