San Mai Damascus means "to forge three leaves" in Japanese. The core is veneered on two sides.
The core consists of tool steel 1.2842; the sides out of 160-layer DSC® Damascus steel
Since 1999, the Balbach company has been producing this unusual DSC® Damascus steel in the traditional welding assembly technique. It is super clean, meaning there are no impurities in the steel or in the weld seams.
DSC® Damascus Super Clean is registered as patent number 302008009468. This genuine welded steel achieves a high initial hardness (a hardness of 61 HRC)
The best blade cutting properties are achieved through the high degree of hardness, toughness and minimal brittleness.
The kudu horn bone cores used on the handle are stabilized using a similar process to that of wood.
Ferrule and end cap on the handle made of fine Mosaic Damascus
The black sheath is made of traditionally crafted saddle leather. A discreet buckle prevents the knife from falling out.
Solely vegetable tanning materials are used during the tanning process. The leather is retanned in drums over a period of 6 to 8 weeks.