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.
Damascus Leaf Blade
This blade has 287 layers in a random pattern. The blade is 10 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. The oveall length is 16 inches. The guard and pommel is made of bronze and the handle is cocobolo. The weight is 18 ozs.