The 32 layers on each side create an eye-catching wood-grained pattern that is unique to each knife. The center core is our Molybdenum, stain-resistant alloy tempered to a Rockwell 58°-59° and proven for the past 45 years to stay sharp and resharpen easily. The oversized handles with gently curved edges nestle comfortably into your hand. The symmetrical handle shape can be used by both left and right handed users. As with every MAC knife, the edge is absolutely razor sharp. The thin blade with optimized tapering glides effortlessly and with total precision through each cut. Once you experience the sensation of a MAC, you will be spoiled for life.