Following the tradition of the European Damascus sword smithing art of the Middle Ages, the Boker manufacturing plant in Solingen, Germany is proud to present the Swiss Dagger in an exclusive collector's edition. Four bands/strips of twisted Damascus, consisting of a nickel and manganese tool steel, are forged into a breathtaking blade featuring flawless symmetry and beauty, which requires a tedious smithing process. Each strip is made of a single Damascus packet, which is first forged by hand and then twisted 15 times. Four of these twisted packets are fire welded and then forged into this historical blade shape. The structure that is achieved with these different layers guarantees not only lengendary strength, it also creates a highly unique pattern, which defines "Twisted Damascus." Blades made of twisted Damascus represented the highest class of smithing art in the Middle Ages, and therefore was only available to the people of nobility. This historical and very complex forging process, which can be accomplished by very few Damascus forgers, is now in the hands of Andreas Henrichs, who is performing this great art perfectly and exclusively for Boker. The discreet glimmer of the black, hand selected ebony wood used for the handle builds a perfect unity with the high polished stainless steel handguard and pommel. The sheath for this masterpiece has been custom designed and sewn by hand, underlining its exclusivity. This fixed blade knife is strictly limited to just 500 pieces worldwide, all serial numbered. Presented in a wooden gift box with a certificate of authenticity.