I recently received these after commissioning them a few months back. They were made by Bob Braendle of R Braendle Knifeworks. The steel is Nichols stainless damascus in Wavepool starting at 0.080" at the heel of the spine, hardened to 58-59 HRC. The scales are desert ironwood with red micarta liners, and brass mosaic pins. Final bevel at 15 dps. They are great to use, and I'm curious how well the oxide will hold up to casual usage.