For $60.00, this is likely worth it. There are a couple of things that bother me, however. The HRC is listed as 58-62. Does this mean that the HT is lackluster, or could it mean that the blade is differentially hardened? I have never seen a range like this on an ESEE who is well known for doing this to their 1095 blades. An angle this narrow will not be supported by AUS-10 at HRC 58. Here is a quote from knarfeng, a moderator on BladeForums, "AUS 10 should be roughly equivalent to VG10, 440C, or N690 as all four have the same carbon content. By roughly equivalent, that is all three hold an edge better than 440B, AUS8; but not as well as ATS34, 154CM and above. " (This was from 2006) I may take a look at Chefsknivestogo.com to see if this has any reviews. I would also like to know that the second steel is in the damascus. Or is it simply pretending to be damascus. Caveat cheftor.