To create a truly unique experience and first for SOG we started with one of our finest knives, the Arcitech. Then we procured a stunning Japanese Damascus that uses a core of VG-10 and 15 layers of Nickel and stainless steel on either side. The steel is forged and folded again and again to produce this striking pattern. Then finally the knife is acid etched to bring the pattern up clearly (carbon and nickel become black). Genuine carbon fiber handle with abalone jewelled thumb stud.