A truly rare and unique piece of work and a must for your collection, blending the centuries-old art of hand forged Damascus with a piece of history. The Leo Damascus, a high performance Damascus steel, was made available to Böker through a noted European Damascus forger. The steel used in this knife is forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank Leopard I, thus Leo Damascus. This specialty steel is not available to the market and there is no material number even assigned to it because it was only used by the military. Böker’s damascus forger was fortunate to acquire some for the exclusive use of Böker. A chromium-manganese and vanadium tool steel alloy was added to this extremely wear-resistant barrel steel. The result is a remarkably high hardness for Damascus steel (63-65 HRC). A very high performance Damascus. The pattern provided on the blade is labeled “small pyramid”, providing a spectacular work of art; and as with all true Damascus, every blade is different. Handle material is hard coated 6061-T6 aluminum and features exotic desert ironwoods inlays. Liner locking. Includes certificate of authenticity and gift box. Serialized. Overall length: 7⅞”. Blade length: 3⅜”.