This is a Pattern welded damascus chefs knife with a 9" blade. The steel is 150 layers of 1095 and 15n20 in my "wolf's tooth" pattern. The blade is 1/8" thick at the base of the spine, flat ground and with a distal taper. It has been hardened to a 62 RC, so it may take a bit of time to sharpen, but will take and hold a razor edge for quite a while. The handle is a Norway Spruce pine cone in red acrylic resin. This was a custom order that I quite enjoyed. We can provide the pine cone in several different colors, or other handle materials such as wood or bone.