With the Damascus steel Enchoku, our Damascus steel smith Andreas Heinrichs from Saarland has designed a very special type of Damascus steel. Its unusual pattern is created by a change in the forging direction during the forging process, in which the package of Damascus steel is further forged while upright (Japanese: "enchoku"). This complex process demands all the experience and the concentrated knowledge of a Damascus steel smith. The result of this strenhous smithing work is a fascinating material made of 300 layers which significantly differs from traditional Damascus steels. The characteristic design created through this process makes the Boker Damascus steel Enchoku unique, and its special etching process used for these knives creates an extremely rich contrast. The unusual and attractive blade grain is immediately apparent to the viewer and offers something special for the friend of the exceptional kitchen knife. A stainless steel clamp holds the blade securely in place in the traditionally Asian-shaped handle made of selected olive wood. Its easy handling and excellent cutting performance make the Boker Damascus steel Enchoku series an excellent choice. The blades are not stainless. Each specimen of the incredibly unusual Boker Damascus steel Enchoku series is delivered in an attractive gift box with a certificate of authenticity.