The Markus Balbach Forge stands out for its extensive experience and skills in forging techniques. Established in 1963 as an artesan forge by Eduard Balbach, the forge still exists today in the German city of Iserlohn. It is run by master blacksmith Markus Balbach as a second-generation family business. In 1991 Markus Balbach set up a second forge, which is located in Laubuseschbach in the central German region of Hesse. There he started doing research and development on damascus steels and finally managed to produce them on an industrial scale. The forging specialists around Markus have continually developed and perfected this forging technique, which is well over 2,000 years old.
Today, our market leading enterprise provides industrial customers from various sectors worldwide with damascus steels of the highest quality and in various designs. Moreover, the Balbach team has a profound knowledge of how to manufacture damascus steels using traditional craftsmanship. Thus extraordinary objects are created, either as customised items or for the in-house Balbach Line. These products are developed at the Balbach forge, from their conception and design stages up to and including the craft manufacturing process.
Our patented and well tested DSC - Damascus Superclean-Process ensures an inclusion- and fault-free connection of the steel layers andis based on the traditional fire welding process. The quality of our products is convincing and inspiring customers worldwide. Your individual ideas are always our first priority in the implementation of your projects - a production according to customer-specific specifications is possible. Please contact us.
DSC® carbon (not stainless damascus steel)
DSC® inox (stainless damascus steel)
DSC® austenit (austenitic, non magnetic, stainless damascus steel)
DSC® titan (stainless, non magnetic titanium composite)