Damascus steel made the world's highest quality knives renowned for their high sharpness, long edge retention, and unique Damascus pattern. Japan's latest cladding technology has made it possible to sandwich and layer almost any different materials. The results are the beautiful various Damascus patterns. So, the pattern of a real Damascus chef knife is not laser etched, it is formed in a forged and folded process.
The core of the Damascus chef knife blade usually uses VG-10 and AUS-10 etc which are very hard and tough, thus it can hold its edge longer. It is also durable due to the layers of more flexible and stain-resistant stainless steel. As long as you take care of it, your knife will keep cutting for a lifetime.
If you haven't had a real Damascus chef knife, it would be a good investment. With it, you will have a unique culinary experience.