Damaskeening

Producing upon steel a blue tinge and ornamental figures, sometimes inlaid with gold and silver, as in Damascus blades; so called from Damascus, which was celebrated in the Middle Ages for this class of ornamental art.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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