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.
Wenge Damascus Utility Knife
This knife is made of 1084/15n20 and has 13 layers in a random pattern. The blade is 7 1/8 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. and is 1/4 inch thick. The overall length of the knife is 12 1/2 inches long and this knife weighs in at 9.6 ozs. The guard is brass and the mosaic pin is made from copper and stainless steel. This knife has a gorgeous custom sheath made by my wife, Trena.