The Boker Damascus Stainless Straight Razor uses genuine stainless Damascus steel in its blade's construction. In a very complex and demanding process, 180 layers of Damascus steel are created by sintering the different materials to achieve the perfect material for the fine grind of the blade. A traditional hollow grind brings out the beautiful texture of the Damascus pattern perfectly. The blade is housed in synthetic scales made to imitate the classic ivory scales of the 1930's, in both appearance and structure. The historic Boker logo is artfully inlayed in the scale.