Do you forge the metal as well?
No. I'll stick to wood. I've always wanted to forge Damascus, but I have to stay focused. Better to do a couple of things well rather than a whole bunch of things mediocre.
Where do you get your metal from. I've thought about doing a few of these as gifts but don't know how good some of the kits are that you can get.
I bought them from this guy:http://myworld.ebay.com/customdamascus2009/?_trksid=p4340.l2559He forges them in Boonsboro, Maryland. No junk Pakistani or Indian steel.