The Sakai Takayuki 17-Layer Damascus knife is a knife like no other. Damascus steel is world renowned for its strength and elegance, and through the careful creation of seventeen layers this knife is both light and incredibly strong. The hard edge is retained even throughout continuous use, offering you a knife that you can use for years to come. Last but by no means least, the handles of the Sakai Takayuki 17-Layer Damascus knife has been hand crafted from mahogany wood – which leaves the knife both completely water resistant and completely beautiful.