Crafted with Damascus steel, our Signature Kamo Texas chef knife has been expertly balanced to provide a highly maneuverable, accurate experience. It is an all-in-one, able to carve a roast as easily as it chops vegetables. The blade that has been acid etched for our Signature Kamo black Damascus finish. The shape of the handle is multi-dimensional so there is a natural grip between the first and second fingers making it easier to control and fit in your hand. Stainless-steel handle caps add stability, strength and act as a counter weight giving even weight distribution from tip to end. To maintain the natural grain of the wood handles, rub occasionally with a mix of 50% olive oil and 50% white vinegar. Steel: Japanese super steel VG-10 cutting core, 67 layers (33 per side) 18/10 and 18/0 stainless steel Damascus cladding Hardness: 60 RWH +/- 1 Blade length: 9” (23 cm) Total knife length: 15” (38 cm) Approx weight: 9 ounces (250 grams) Comes with a premium wood storage box.