The Kasumi Damascus Knives are made from 33 layers of stainless steel. Only the middle layer acts as the cutting edge, and it is made using V-Gold No. 10 stainless steel. The layers on both sides of the V-Gold No. 10 core are made by repeatedly folding together two different types of stainless steel and forge welding them by hand until you have sixteen exceedingly thin alternating layers. The handles of the Kasumi Damascus 3" Paring Knife are made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with a plastic resin.