One story is that a Damascus sword can cut clean through rock and still remain sharp enough to cut through a silk scarf dropped on the blade. These blades are also known for an intricate wavy pattern etched on the sword and were wielded by the Islamic army during the crusades. Damascus steel is highly sought after when making a quality blade so we have used this steel to bring you the Mountain Stag Handmade Damascus Steel Pocket Knife. It is constructed of Damascus steel with a tight twist pattern that was forged by layering steel then folding it over and over to get the unique pattern on the blade. The unique thing about this blade is the ambidextrous thumb stud. The thumb stud can also be removed and put on the opposite side for left handed users. To make the Mountain Stag Handmade Damascus Steel Pocket Knife even more impressive it comes with the handle being constructed with genuine stag and a Damascus bolster. Stag handles are made out of naturally shed deer antlers, which makes these handles increasingly rarer and costlier. However, two of the major advantages of stag are that the rough texture makes a sturdy grip and the shape of the antler gives it natural curves. It is also double walled with a brass liner locking mechanism ensures the blade will always stay in place. Included is a hand sewn leather sheath with brass stud and belt loop. The stylish manly design of the Mountain Stag Handmade Damascus Steel Pocket Knife makes it a great all-purpose knife for the outdoorsman in your life.