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.
Our DamaSteel Edition
This beautiful edition is 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.
The DamaSteel Deadeyes are only available polished at this time. The polished surface, combined with the etched texture, will help with preventing drops with these precious pieces. The finish is durable in normal use, but will eventually show scratches and may fade through repeated contact with other pocket items etc. That said, they are made of steel, so, they are among the hardest and most durable pieces we sell.
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).
- Precision machined from solid DamaSteel
- Etched and polished (available in deep etch or shallow etch)
- Large: 37mm diameter/ 41-42g
All Deadeyes are packaged in a box, and ship with Aroundsquare stickers.
For more information, visit our Deadeye product page.