This is an example of one of my working knives. It is a typical hunting knife one would use for hundreds of purposes. It is Damascus steel in a random pattern. Double tempered which makes for a very tough blade. That holds an edge for a long time. The handles are made out of mycarta and carved in an armadillo pattern so one can have a good grip without slipping they also have fancy carved pins. Damascus steel is three or four different kinds of steel all folded together so on I microscopic level it cuts like a serrated edge.