The Damascus blade is produced by combining two different steel grades (Cr 14% and 18%; C 1.05% and 0.6%) in thin layers. The blade has 120 layers which are embedded to each other under high pressure at high temperature. The result is a very nicely textured, stainless, and very hard (HRC 60) blade that stays sharp for a long time.

Sharpening of the Damascus blade can be easily done with a diamond sharpener. Read more.