This Shun Cutlery SWT0700 Kanso Paring Knife is a great knife to have in the kitchen. This knife is made for peeling, trimming, coring, and more! The 3.5 in. blade is made of AUS10A high carbon, vanadium stainless steel and it is sharpened to a 16 degree edge. The handle is made of wenge wood and provides a comfortable and secure grip. Made in Japan.