Not that it's ugly to me, but some think it's quite ugly. I use it mostly as a steak knife, out BBQing.
My wife got it for me maybe 6-8 years ago for $225. New ones that size were $350 and bigger ones can cost hundreds more. Everything is hand made so no 2 are the same.T he OP's Damascus blade is beautiful, and the handle looks so elegant, it is a work of art.
I can't begin to imagine what that cost you.