Material Blade material: Carbon steel 8.5 inch Custom Hand Made Forged Damascus Steel Hunting Bowie Knife Fixed Blade Micarta Handle With Leather Sheath Full Tang Blade Detail HANDMADE STEEL DAMASCUS HUNTING KNIFE - Blade is Hand Forged with 1095 & 15N20 High and Low Carbon Steel with over 200 Layers. These two alloys are folded together many times, then dipped in Ferric Chloride which eats away at the different metals at different rates showing the Damascus pattern. This is genuine folded steel, not laser printed. Scores a 58 HRC on the Rockwell Scale - This metal is tough and ready for work. Creating Damascus steel is still unknown to this day.