I have the blade sanded to 2000 grit and etched now as well as the lock bar and ram rod. These 3 items are the only parts that are damascus, the rest are 1018 steel for engraving and the hammer and trigger are O-1 and hardened to keep from wearing out at the sear. I have the hammer partially softened to accept some engraving on the sides.
I'm making all new screws now. All the heads are cut on the lathe to the same diameter to match the counterbore I have and the lengths the same on most but some need to be very short so the blade doesnt contact them when closed and other are special lengths for one reason or another. I pit the poor man that takes this apart unless he draws a picture of the screw placements.
I'm assembling it and will take it out for test firing today I hope. I know it will shoot because it fires caps but its never been fired yet.
Hopefully I wont shoot myself in the foot.