Titan International Knives Camp & Hike Damascus Drop Point Fixed Blade Hunting Knife 8 Inch TDK230. Utility Knife has over 18 hrs of work into it including forging filing fitting grinding polishing. The Pakka Wood scales are locked in place with the multiple Brass pins. The handle has a very smooth grip to it which feels natural when held in the hand. The knife is weighted to have a balance point just above the bolster to better help in hunting Jobs. Remarkable workmanship on this knifeDamascus steel hand forged with combinations of 1095 High Carbon and 4340 High Tensile Steel forming over 450+ layers. We oil quench and temper to a hardness of 58-60 Rockwell C. Some of the many Damascus steel advantages include the following: Blade edge resistance from the harder steel micro serrations from the alternating layers ductility from the HT 4340 layer…Recommended Knife Maintenance:Sharpening: Can be performed with any system recommend the use of oil on 22.5deg fixturesSurface treatment: Recommend that the knife is not kept in the sheath and in dry environment. In case rust develops remove with steel wool or 3M 1000 grit pads with oil and use metal polish to prevent from reoccurring.