The Dragon Fire 3.5" Paring Knife is ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Also can be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger. Dragon is constructed of 2.5-mm thick Nitrogen-Enriched American BD1N Steel, hardened to a Rockwell Hardness of 63. This extremely robust one-piece construction features extreme sharpness and edge retention. The handle is made of FDA approved red resin and linen Canvas Micarta with three stainless steel rivets. The canvas material is dyed redë_and brilliantly finished to last for decades. The end-cap of the handle is made of 18/10 stainless steel, which provides outstanding stability and balance. Unlike regular Dragon knives, the Dragon Fire range is inspired by a French design, with longer, straighter edges. It is a thinner, lighter stock using 2.5mm thickness of steel, while the Dragon range is 3mm thickness. The knives are fully ground, and are 30% lighter weight than regular Dragon knives.