This is a Xikar Xi3 cutter with after-market Damascus steel trim.  Damascus is a classic bladesmithing technique in which two steels with complimentary characteristics are folded and forge welded repeatedly, giving the blade the qualities of both alloys.  Contemporary smiths focus mostly on the visual aspects of the technique and have created some amazing patterns.  This “W” pattern was adapted specifically for the cutter by Damascus pioneer Dave Lisch.

3” long x 1-3/4 wide x 3/8” thick

Photos by Ari Shapiro and Pepperbox