Pierre sent two of his Damasteel pettys to me to sell (yeh - lucky me!) and he asked that I sharpen them, not that they needed it, so that I could provide him with any information on this new steel worked compared with what I've seen.
I did find a couple of things interesting and noteworthy....
The first thing I noticed is how abrasion resistant this stuff is, on par with the Japanese AS steel, but not as bad as some of the Japanese high end stainless stuff. Enough that I had to break out my more serious steel removing stones and they didn't move it all that quickly.
The second thing, a bit more interesting for sure, is that the burr/wire simply snapped off like nothing I've seen on a knife before. Both knives left a wire lying on the strop.
I'm not saying that any of this is bad, it's simply what I noticed, and Pierre asked that I share this with the forum.