This Damascus Hunting/utility knife is hand crafted to be functional and not just for looks. Utility Knife has over 18 hrs of work into it including forging, filing, fitting, grinding, polishing. The Walnut Wood 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 knife! Damascus 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.