Nugent of France 3-inch Straight Edge Chef’s Le Pocket Knife makes everyday food preparation a breeze. From family dinner to parties, holiday meals, picnics, grilling, and outdoor entertaining, this handy little knife is useful anywhere food is being prepped, cooked or served. Perfectly sized with a folding blade, this paring knife peels, cuts, prepares, and slices vegetables and fruits and creates decorative garnishes with ease. Easily peel apples for healthy snacks or potatoes for stews, peel onions, create decorative garnishes, and more. Specially designed in France by knife technologists, it’s beautiful, hand-finished satin blade from thick 2-millimeter high-carbon steel (Z40C13) blade is incomparably sharp and will never rust. Its Rockwell hardness rating of 54-56 HRC offers greater tensile strength and a full tang for added strength and durability during use. The knife blade is ground and honed to a perfect edge along the full length to stay sharp and never dull. Its natural hornbeam hardwood handle is dried for a full year before manufacturing to be warm to hold and easy on the hands. Perfectly balanced for precision handling in the kitchen, the blade folds conveniently inside the handle for safe, compact storage to protect the blade between uses and easy transport. Much like a pocket knife, this small knife is portable and stows away easily for effortless gardening, camping, hiking, boating, fishing and other outdoor activities. If ever necessary, the blade can be sharpened and its joint easily re-tightened with a simple turn of the stainless steel screw. Folds for safe, compact storage. Hand wash in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly before storing.