The ebony handle combines beautifully with the 66 damascus layers clad about the Japanese VG-10 steel core. Our inverted teardrop-shaped handle fits hands of all sizes, both left and right. You’re going to love sitting down to any meal with these at the table. Note, these are not serrated. If you are afraid of the idea of having super-sharp knives that eventually need re-sharpening, then please don’t purchase these knives; they are probably not for you.