The Caminada damask knife is forged of one piece of "wild damask" and is composed of hard and soft layers of steel, which are alloyed by hand in a repeated process during two days. Like this, a blade of 160 layers is fabricated. The handle of the Caminada damask knife is made of 2000 years old yew wood of the "Prättigau" of the Grisons, where also Andreas Caminada comes from.
The Caminada damask knife is polished and has a thin blade, which allows precise cutting. To keep the blade longlastingly sharp, it is recommended to clean and dry it by hand after use and to sharpen it periodically with the sharpening stone "Belgischer Brocken".