Horn grip. Blade 70mm. In original black powder guns Damascus was used in the form of twist to make barrels. It has been used to make blades for centuries. 900 years ago, Malayans were using pattern welded steel, which is what Damascus is, and blades have been found dating back to Roman times. The metal has 4 special qualities - flexibility, immense strength, cutting quality and beauty. Damascus blades are manufactured from a mixture of high and low carbon steel. By binding together a mixture of the two steels and forge welding them into a billet, the billet can be forged in a number of ways after folding and hammering to produce the desired pattern. The end product has more than 500 layers of steel forge welded in its construction. Our knives are forged into their final shape and the steel packing can be seen in the Damascus pattern. Made by highly skilled craftsmen.