After learning a lot about Damascus steel blades, I decided I wanted one. This was a birthday gift from my family. I chose it and am quite happy with it. I am no metallurgy or cutlery expert, but the fit and finish in my opinion are great. I am completely satisfied with the quality of the construction and love the appearance of the pattern in the steel. I will use this knife. It won’t be the filet knife that rattles around my tackle box but it will get used. Will write back in the future.