In its modern form, Damascus steel is an alloy consisting of multiple visible layers produced in combination with a core steel. The base material used for the production of modern Damascus steel derives from steels with various contents of accompanying elements. The combination of steel grades with contrasting properties allows the production of particularly hard and at the same time flexible steels.
refers to hardness tests according to Rockwell's C scale, employed for particularly hard materials. The Rockwell hardness value arises from the depth a testing object reaches whilst penetrating the test material (diamond, as the hardest material, serves as the value of reference with 100 HRC).
VG 2 steel
(57-58 ±1 HRC) is a Japanese steel distinguished by its high flexibility and resilience. Thanks to its high chromium content, this blade steel is particularly resistant to both wear and corrosion.
VG 10 steel
(61 ±1 HRC) is a classic Japanese high performance steel with excellent properties that have awarded it the moniker "gold steel". It is a stainless blade steel of the highest quality with a high carbon content. This allows it to be tempered particularly well in contrast to other stainless steels. Moreover, VG-10 boasts a particularly good edge retention.
VG MAX steel
(61 ± 1HRC) is based on VG-10 steel with further optimisations to its properties. Enriched with a higher chromium and vanadium content than VG-10, it demonstrates improved edge retention and resistance to corrosion. A higher carbon content also makes it harder than other steel grades.
is a newly developed steel (56 ±1 HRC). Blades fashioned from this material are especially resistant to corrosion due to their high chromium content. This is a very pure type of stainless steel. Its greater carbon content ensures a better edge holding ability.
(56 ±1 HRC) is a corrosion-resistant stainless steel with a high chromium content (14%) and an average carbon content (0.3%).
does not refer to a particular wood species, but rather the general term for impregnated layered wood veneers bonded using high quality resins to ensure the handle's stability and guarantee lasting durability in the face of moisture and organic material.