The damask steel knife is made from "wild damask". The handle of the damask steel knife is made from extremely hard, up to 1500 years old desert iron wood.
The damask steel, which is used for the production of the damask steel knife, is composed by two types of steel: One viscous, hard nickel steel, which has 5-6 % content of nickel (soft and flexible) and a high-alloyed tool steel (Nr. 1.2842), which is hard but brash.They are connected under highest temperatures and alternatively joined to more than 300 layers. Like this, a hard but still elastic steel is produced. This steel is not rustless. From one piece of this steel, the shape of a knife's blade is forged in a swage by a two tons drop hammer. 50 other work steps need to be completed at the manufacture Güde to finish the damask steel knife.
The unique grain of the blade of the damask steel knife is pointed out thanks to a special etching procedure.
The damask steel knife should be cleaned by hand. Lubricating the blade with acid-free oil after cleaning is recommended.