SILVER STAG Damascus steel is manufactured by forge welding multiple layers of high carbon steels into a solid block called a billet, (Silver Stag contains 1095 & 15N20 high carbon tool steels). The billet is folded and re-welded several times to produce layers, (Silver Stag Damascus = 150 to 300 layers). Patterns are created by manipulating the steel during the forge welding process, (Silver Stag offers a random and twist pattern). The blades are profiled out of the layered steel billet block, then hand ground, polished, and sharpened. The combination of layered hard and soft steels creates blade flexibility, toughness, and produces invisible serrations on the edge that aid cutting. We feel SILVER STAG Damascus blades are the best flesh cutting blades on the market. The Series is manufactured with deer, elk, and moose antler. An up-graded, handmade laced leather sheath included.