Exceptional cutting ability and very easy sharpening make this knife a "Must Have" for any kitchen. Perfect for chopping, peeling, slicing, and paring fruits, vegetables and trimming meats. Stabilized beech wood is ultra resistant and enable the washing in a dishwasher Blade:12C27 Sandvik Stainless Steel Handle: Beechwood Beech is the most commonly used wood for the manufacture of Opinel handles. From France, our beech is hard, durable and easy to work. With a homogeneous appearance, its light color varies from yellow to pink. It is characterized by the presence of numerous small, -dark dashes.