Our 1˝ Ink Pattern Damascus(Suminagashi) Paring Chisel features multilayered Jigane (the soft steel which forms the body and shank). The Jigane is made by repeatedly forging and folding together two layers of differing metals. This unique process creates a Jigane with well over 20 exceedingly thin layers. Blue Steel is then forge laminated to the Jigane to form the cutting edge. Master blacksmith Mr. Iyoroi then heat treats and tempers each blade to Rockwell c66. The handle is hand-turned from best quality ebony. Blade length is 3¼˝ and overall length is 14˝.