Scanpan Damastahl Cutlery is forged using the legendary Damascus technique - a masterful interweaving of beauty and strength that makes the steel perfect for producing the ultimate in kitchen knives. The origins of Damascus Steel are lost in the mists of time. Opinions differ as to whether it was named after the beautiful surface pattern - reminiscent of the famous Damask weave; after a master sword smith named Damasqui or whether the famous blades came from Damasus in Syria. What is clear, is that such blades were highly prized, greatly sought after and had their qualities woven into folklore and legends. 33 layers of fine steel are forged into a blade of superior strength, beauty and durability. If you are serious about cooking then you want the ultimate tools: Damastahl from the ergonomically designed handle to the finely honed cutting edge. Damastahl knives are a work of art - a fabulous fusion of form and function. The Scanpan Damastahl 3.5-inch Paring Knife is the perfect knife for paring and decorating or any other task which requires precise blade control.