I just got a Damascus spoon off eBay from Cyprus. It was an impulse buy and cheap. Quality is ok I'm not disappointed because of the price at all. They claim their knives are 1095 and 12n... I've read Randy's and others warnings about unknown makers so question is... I washed it, looked it over and licked it. Lol. I might as well have licked a guardrail. Is that normal? Does it need a patina? Is this just a cool decoration I should never eat from and now have heavy metal poisoning?