That's what I thought. For the life of me, I cannot figure the reason for doing this. It seems that a simple fold from 64 to 128, for instance, would generate more bragging rights than 67 layers, and would be much easier to perform. This came up most recently with something called Naifu D 67, the code for Damascus 67. I've seen similar claims made for other knives. Makes me wonder why anyone would allege to make a 67 layer knife.
Admire your work, incidentally. If you ever have an unsold kitchen knife, particularly a chinese cleaver, let me know.
For a while I have been seeing kitchen damascus knives listed as having an wierd number of layers, and am at a loss to figure out how this can be. I see items described as having 37, 67, or other odd numbers of layers. Since I thought that Damascus was made by folding, it would follow that number of layers would be multiples of a double, i.e. 3, 5, 9, 16, 33, or 65. Are the specifications incorrect, or am I missing something?