Damascus steel was originally a term to describe a type of steel manufactured in India and Persia for swords. The swords had a unique pattern and were revered for it's beauty and good performance in battle. This type of steel and the exact technique used to manufacture it was lost to history. Today there are many damascus inspired steels made by alternating different steels and then using acids to reveal the patterns. Damascus steel is often used as cladding on the blades for aesthetics but there are some makers that make knives with full Damascus steel. Here is our full selection available on the site.