Deadeye - DamaSteel
Aroundsquare’s Deadeyes are part skill toy, part worry stone, part mind control device. Roll them between your fingers, or press use your thumb into the smooth contour and breath deep to dissolve the stresses of daily life.
These contact coins are designed to be handled and manipulated. On the surface, the Deadeyes look like just a refined worry stone made from metal, and they certainly serve well for that. They are precisely crafted and beautifully finished, with an ergonomic indent on either side that is perfect for thumbs of any size. But as you’d expect from AO2, there’s more to it than that. The concave shape and resulting ridge around the perimeter make the Deadeyes perfect for contact-style manipulation. With practice, they can be made to roll fluidly between the fingers, or back and forth over the thumbs, and isolations can be performed where the coins appear to be floating around the fingertips.
Damascus "Wackmascus" Edition
This unique edition of our exotic materials range has a very distinct appearance, and a unique manufacturing process. The coins are machined from a solid billet of damascus steel. What makes these coins unique in our offerings, however, is the the striking criss-crossing pattern showing on the surface. This basket weave grain pattern is an illusion, or one could say, a construction. The grains of the damascus material are continuous throughout the interior of each coin. The surprising surface effect has been created by laser etching a grain pattern through the top layer of the material, and then acid etching through the exposed surfaces to expose the true grain pattern beneath. The result is undeniably beautiful, and truly distinctive. It's not something we would have ever thought to ask for, but when we saw them, we simply could not say no to them.
The surface of the coins is highly textured, consistent with our previous "deep etched" version. The grains are cut deep, but then polished to a beautiful finish, which takes off the sharp edges while retaining a very satisfying texture.
- Precision machined from solid DamaSteel
- Laser etched, then acid etched, and polished to perfection
- Large: 37mm diameter/ 41-42g
General information on previous DamaSteel Editions
These beautiful editions of our Deadeye coins are precision machined from a solid billet of Damascus Steel, AKA DamaSteel. The material is forged from folded layers of different steel grades, then precision machined, etched, and polished to accentuate the grain patterns.
Each piece is distinct, with its own grain patterns. This edition is available in a deep etched version, and a shallow etched version. Both look very similar, with beautiful grain contrast, but the deep etched version is much more textured than the shallow. They have both been nicely polished, and there are no sharp edges, but the deep etched pieces are indeed noticeably textured, and will feel a bit rough if you're pressing your thumb against the grains. The photos provided are all unedited, and shot with bright indoor lighting, to give a true depiction of what you’ll be getting. The pieces depicted are quite representative of the range.
This elegant Deadeye edition may not be for everyone due to its price point, but for those who know what they're getting into, you're bound to cherish these pieces. The weight is very similar to the stainless steel models - right around 41-42g (with slight variation due to the blending of layers in the billet).
All Deadeyes are packaged in a box, and ship with Aroundsquare stickers.
For more information, visit our Deadeye product page.