Excuse me for being blunt. The assumption of knowing nothing was apparent within the first comment. Every. Single. Damascus. Thread. Turns into a history lesson and the same "that's not Damascus" atmosphere. I'm tired of reading the same shit over and over.

"Good to see you looked it up. Wootz steel is long gone"

I didn't have to look it up. It's one of the points made in previous threads with the same preaching. The knife may very well be Chinese, although it was purchased from a Mexican vendor. I didn't purchase it for the etching, only for the tanto blade instead of dagger tip model. I do have a more "traditional" layered steel knife in the kitchen for cutting tomatoes. My grandpa got it from an Indian reservation about 40 years ago.