I have been watching a number of videos about metalworkers forging swords and the show Forged in Fire. One of the most common methods that they used was forging weapons made of Damascus Steel, which is a beautiful metal that is superior to normal steel. In my fantasy series, I am thinking of having Damascus Steel only available to the extremely rich, particularly royalty. Imagine a knight who has armor, swords, shields, and spears made of Damascus Steel. That would be a warrior who has both style and substance with weaponry and equipment that both dazzles and kills.