Okay...when I ordered this knife I did not get my hopes too high. I am used to paying a minimum of twice as much for Damascus. Size. Yes, I read the specs, but did not realize just how big this really was. The blade itself is a beautiful pattern, not botched up with any obscenely large "maker name" engraving. The "faux" mother of pearl? You could have fooled me. Between the floral silver plate, bone and faux mother of pearl; it all appears visually balanced. The jimping or file-work is flawless and the first thing commented on by others, even before admiring the Damascus. It is solid in open and close position and my only "complaint" is that I do not have a folder sheath for my belt big enough for it.