This paring knife is hand crafted from AEB-L stainless steel that has been heat and cryogenically treated and to 61 HRC. The handle is a hybrid of dted box elder burl and alumalite resin. It isaccented with Black G10 pins and liners. The blade is finished with a belt satin and is shaving sharp. A great addition to any kitchen and a fantastic gift for the chef or foodie in your life. Pick this versitile knife up today!