Our Damascus knives are made primarily out of 1084 and 15n20 High Carbon spring Steel. I like to keep the layer count between 250-300 layers although I'll do fewer layers on occasion. They are hardened typically to 57 - 59 degrees on the C scale. I prefer natural materials over synthetic materials for handles. I do make my own mosaic pins, generally based on patterns I have seen.
Damascus Camp Knife
This blade has 287 layers of 1084 and 15n20 damascus. The blade is 8" long and 1 1/2" wide The overall length is 13 1/4" long and it weighs 9.8 ozs. The 3" guard is stainless steel, the handle is African Blackwood and it does have a copper and stainless mosaic pin. No sheath at this tine but one could be made for a nominal fee.