The Midorihamono Paring Knife is made with VG-10 steel, with a tsuchime (hammer mark) finish which shows how exquisitely each knife is in itself, a work of art. Aside from its aesthetic uniqueness, the hammer marks prevents food particles from sticking on the side of the knife. The Paring Knife is used for light slicing purposes, delicate peeling of fruits and vegetables. The go to knife for cooking out in camp or paring your favorite fruit. The blade is strong against rust and easy to sharpen, (105mm) 4” in length.