Japanese Damascus steel knives by Samura are made of multi-layered steel by Japanese company Takefu Special Steel Co. The whole technological process is quite time-consuming and expensive, as the cost of raw materials is very high. The process itself has many steps, starting from steel production and handling, and finishing with grinding and polishing. Therefore, the price of Damascus blades is high. But if you are not rich enough to spend lots of money this should not scare you. Samura Damascus knives have such high-quality features and an impressive look that they are bang for the buck for you.
Damascus kitchen knives are very durable. The principle of multi-layered steel, when the solid steel fibers are alternating with the mild steel fibers, causes an increase in the cutting properties of the steel. It creates a so-called "self-grinding effect", which should not be taken in a literal meaning. However, there is a grain of truth. When using this knife, mild steel layers wear off quickly, exposing more solid layers, so the knife keeps its ability to cut well for a longer time.
It should be noted, that after a certain period such knives will need sharpening. It is advisable to buy special whetstones for those purposes. Then the process of sharpening may become some meditation for you.