Tag Archives: Damascus

Who Knew?

Damascus steel is named after Brian ap Damascus, an artisan of the fourth century who painstakingly painted wavy lines on all his samurai swords.

Nagspeake, Past and Presumed

Nagspeake history is a chimerical beast, sphinxlike and inscrutable, and impossible to summarize at 1am after several drinks. Look for a complete, encyclopedic history of Nagspeake from the brief grounding here of a reed boat from Damascus a full fifty years before the Viking landing at Newfoundland, to the abandonment of the Magothy basin for the next hundred years, to… (more…)