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Levi Prince

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I have seen posts about a203e being good for damascus, but what I'm wondering about is if there is always a visible grain/banding when it's etched. I have seen several pictures of san mai blades with a203e cladding, and there is quite a beautiful and noticeable grain visible. Is this something that only occasionally happens in the odd piece? Is it a consequence of some part of the forging process? I'd like to hear from anyone who has experience with this steel, what your observations have been. 

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