With its long 12" blade, this produce knife is designed for prepping larger fruits and vegetables, especially those with thick, tough rinds such as melons, squash and pineapple. The long blade enables you to cut all the way across even the largest produce, while the straight edge makes up-and-down chopping easy. Extra-long blade slices effortlessly through the toughest rinds and skins. Blade is forged from solid VG-10 "super steel" with mirror-polished finish. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable Pakka Wood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Handcrafted in Japan.