Titanium Damascus, is a type of material that combines the strength and durability of titanium with the unique patterns and beauty of Damascus steel. This unique material has become increasingly popular among knife makers, jewelry designers, and other artisans who appreciate its unique aesthetic and mechanical properties.
One of the most striking features of Titanium Damascus is its unique patterning, which is created through a process of skilled metal layering, bending, folding, and hammering. During this process, titanium and titanium alloys are layered, heated, and forged together under high pressure. The result is a material that has a distinctive pattern of swirls, waves, and other intricate designs, depending on the specific metals used.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Titanium Damascus also offers a number of functional benefits. For example, it is extremely strong, durable, and corrosion-resistant, making it an ideal material for knives and other tools that need to withstand tough conditions. It is also lightweight and easy to work with, making it a popular choice for jewelry designers and other artisans who want to create intricate designs.
Despite its many benefits, Titanium Damascus is not without its challenges. The process of forging this material is extremely difficult and requires a high level of skill and expertise. Because titanium has a much higher melting point than steel, it is more difficult to heat and forge, requiring specialized equipment and techniques. Additionally, the layers of metal used in Titanium Damascus must be carefully selected and prepared to ensure a consistent pattern and optimal mechanical properties.
Despite these challenges, many artisans continue to be drawn to the unique beauty and functional benefits of Titanium Damascus.
At Bejeti we have unlocked the beauty of the extraordinary material through our number22 model, pushing the limits of what humanity can achieve with ingenuity and persistence. Its name is derived from the atomic number of the material of which it is comprised: Titanium. The metal is commonly created when white dwarf stars explode as type Ia supernovae after gorging on a companion star. Pure to its core, this wallet’s creation is far from elemental.
The history of Damascus steel dates back a millennium; however, the origin of Titanium Damascus—the material by which all number22s are made—required modern processing techniques to become this iconic wallet.
Each wave, divergence, and contour represent a singular hammer blow from a metalsmith with extraordinary skill in layering, shaping and creating design using varying alloys of the transition metal. The elevated thermal temperatures needed to manipulate such patterns, along with the high yield-strength of the metal, are just some of the characteristics that make this wallet a true homage to the achievement of artisans.
The Bejeti number22 is a wallet refined in function, bespoke in its design, and individual in its expression. It’s for those with the desire to celebrate the intersection of art and engineering.