The Opinel No. 8 OP23080 is small enough to be used as a pocket knife and its 3.25 in. blade is capable for most of your cutting needs. The blade is made from 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel, which will not rust, however try to avoid leaving your Opinel knife in damp environments for too long and dry the blade after each use. The stabilized beechwood handle is ultra resistant and comfortably contoured to fit the hand.