If you know about damascus steel, you know just how cool this buckle is. Damascus steel is typically used in knife making applications. If you watch the show "Forged in Fire" you'll see how it's made. Basically, a blacksmith will layer 2 types of steel together in a forge, then draw out the billet until he can fold it over on itself. The blacksmith will repeat that process, creating exponentially more layers with every fold until the desired number of layers is reached. These layers result in a beautiful layered pattern once complete.
This metal is so beautiful, it's a shame to keep it in a drawer or a sheath. I think it should be worn! That's why I had Manitoba knife maker Greyson Fehr of Fehr Forgeworks to make a series of damascus steel buckles for me for my Roscoe belts. These are the most beautiful belts I've ever seen. I'm very proud of this product.