Haiku Damascus knives made of V-Gold No. 10 Stainless Steel. V-Gold No. 10 is a high carbon stainless steel with cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, and vanadium added for durability. Haiku Damascus knives are 33 layers of stainless steel, only center layer acts as the cutting edge. The layers of the Haiku Damascus knives are repeatedly folded together with different types of stainless steel forge welding until you have 16 thin alternating layers.