This blade is hand Forged from 1095 high carbon steel and 15n20 alternating steel layers. As you may know, 1095 carbon steel that is renowned for knife blades. It is hardened to about 55 on the Rockwell C scale (HRC). In our Knife Kit package you will receive: A Damascus full scale tang blade. Pair of Dyed Camel Bone Scales. Length of Brass rod for pinning the scales to the knife blank. Length of Brass tube for fitment of lanyard to handle. Leather Belt Sheath. The full length of the blade is 18 cms, 8 cms to bolster and 5mm thick on the back of the blade. It weighs 160 grammes, the Damascus is ladder pattern. These sets are great fun for any skill level hobbyist, plus you get your own, handmade high quality knife at the end of the process!