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How do they get that pattern on the blade? will it ever come off? or is it through?
It is not competely through, but it through most of it. The pattern is 2 different steels welded together in a pattern (pattern-welded damascus steel) that are then acid etched. It is not paint or anything of that nature. It will not come off.
There is a description in the 2nd paragraph, but here is more information on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santoku.
But to answer your other questions, no, it won't come off, and it's layered, so yes.