Cutting, slicing, chopping, dicing, peeling for any cuisine need, especially fruits and vegetables. Mac blades are made of space-age, chrome molybdenum steel and utilize an exclusive individual tempering process that achieves both needed flexibility along with maximum strength. The razor sharp edge lasts forever - just an occasional touch up by drawing the blade over a ceramic rod will maintain the incredible shapness. Easy to care for as well. No rust, no stains, and comfortable handles made of Japanese ebony teak. The Paring knife is the most valuable, most widely used knife in any kitchen. 5.5 inch blade.