See, if you had bothered checking into it a little further, you would know Damascus steel is still replicated rather well by certain craftsmen, especially in Japan, where fine cutlery is revered.

Without that, Damascus is still relevant and available.
..it's just that you thought you could purchase it for 50.00 or less from a mainstream knife website.

I made the same mistaken assumptions early on too, which is why I explained it as best I could. and again, the pattern your knife has isn't a Damascus (Persian watered steel), it's a series of repeating geometric lines.

Get upset if you want, but you've learned something...whether you want to admit it or not!

Life is a journey, and learning is the destination. After all, when it's all said and done, what else is there?