HANDLE MATERIAL: BUFFALO HORN - TOTAL LENGTH: 10.00 INCHES (APPROX) BLADE LENGTH: 5.00 INCHES (APPROX) - SHARPNESS: VERY SHARP - DAMASCUS STEEL: 1095 AND 15N20 - BLADE LAYERS: 200+ TRUE LAYERS - BLADE HARDNESS: 58 - 60 HRC ===========>>> HISTORY OF DAMASCUS STEEL: From 300 BC to 1700 AD Damascus steel was the high quality steel used in blades and it was famous for making strong swords so well-forged that it could bent under pressure without breaking, yet held an edge so sharp it could cleave a big piece of wood in half with only the force behind one arm. During Middle Ages Damascus steel was used to make swords and the art of making Damascus steel was considered as a secret. Then a time came when process for making the original Damascus steel was lost. But it emerged again though modern day Damascus knives are not made in the same way as the medieval Damascus blades. The reasons for this are obvious, as no one knows exactly how those blades were made. ===========>>> ABOUT OURSELVES: If you are looking for a better quality knife or blank blade at a good price then LEATHER -N- DAGGER is the right place for you. We make our products with care and spent hours of work. We use high quality material and we do excellent finishing. We make few knives but with love & quality. You will receive good value for money. You will be proud to give our knives as GIFTS, if you want, to someone you know. Our quality products deserve good price. We strive hard to give you good rates for such quality knives but if you are looking for low priced knives (surely low quality) then this is not the right place for you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with us! If you are not satisfied with our knives, you can return them for a full refund within 14 days and we will not ask any question. ==> DURABILITY OF OUR KNIVES: Our knives/blades will serve you as a good companion for several years.