This is how the layers are exposed to show the layers of the new steel created coined "Damascus". All Damascus is acid etched to show the layers. If you high polish the metal it will be shinny satin like all steels.
Only after you burn the sides of the blade with acid do you see the layers of the two steels. After we make our knives we high polish the handles and put an edge on the blade. The high polishing buffs off the acid burned layer of the handle, and the blade edge is sharpened and the acid burned edge becomes satin. You can re-burn the tang of the blade near the handles and the edge of the blade and it will show the layers once more. We will not responsible for any custom issue.WE DON'T SELL KNIVES TO ANY ONE WHO IS UNDER AGE 18. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade".center" and is located in this country: PK. This item can be shipped worldwide.