Color Case Hardening Damascus
I have been reading about Color case hardening on these and other forums. From my understanding, color case hardening gives a bueish purpleish color with a random pattern to the metal. When looking at Damascus steel it has the alternating color due to the forging process. So my question is, what would happen if you color case hardened Damascus? I am not trying to make the Damascus harder just add the neat color. Any thoughts?
If you have to explain how great the idea was - it wasn't.