That is nice stuff.
That is really amazing that even at this time some hobbies are considered fit for 50% and unfit for other half. I would funny looks and put bit more spin to it. "Jeah you should see the chainmail tanga I just made".
Nothing wrong with different types embelishment and jewelry, it is often the process of learning somethng new.
Damascus is amazing in any form. Some people use chainsaw chain as a one material, those look very modern. Hope you guy's post more pictures you have made.
incidently my daugter found the first knife I ever made. It's awfull, but it's my first "puukko" I ever made.