Since 1991, the Markus Balbach Forge has developed into a specialist for the unique composite material called damascus steel. The company’s own, patented manufacturing process for stainless damascus steel is the result of many years of research and development. In addition, various damascus steels are also registered as trademarks at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. 

Balbach Damascus Steel can be supplied worldwide in a wide variety of cross-sections, compositions and patterns. It offers many possible applications for large industrial customers as well as small volume customers. Only the most modern source materials are used to produce these high-grade composite steels. This is reflected in the unrivalled quality of the finished steels.


Industrial customers and bulk buyers profit from the large quantities and the wide range of cross-sections offered, which are produced using state-of-the-art machinery. The individual production stages up to the final damascus steel are supported by robots, which we have developed in-house. Due to this cutting-edge technology, our steels can be used for large-scale production in all kinds of areas. Industrial orders are realised by the Balbach Forge in collaboration with renowned steelworks across Europe.

Customers with special requests turn to the Balbach Craft Manufactory. Here we forge damascus steels by hand, using a complex and unique process. Based on our customers’ ideas, unique items are created. Not to forget our own products of the Balbach Line.

Of course we accompany our customers, on their request, with the development and production of their products. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.