Damascus steel blades were traditionally made by an age-old, hand forged process of folding and refolding layers of red-hot high-carbon steel and iron. The result is not only a beautiful blade, but one that is extra tough and super sharp. Our model uses contemporary methods to achieve the same beautiful swirls and contours in the blade. Damascus Folders are typically very expensive, however, this one is astonishingly modest in cost. The handsome scales are made of dyed wood. Comes with a USA-made Leather Belt Sheath. Highly recommended as an exceptional value and a modern take on an ancient style.