This 3 and one half inch Paring Knife
has a short, rigid blade with a sharp point used for paring, trimming,
decorating, and other small cutting jobs. A steel billet is heated to
hammered into shape, hardened again by heating to 1,900 degrees,
quenched, tempered, hand ground, and a handle is attached. It is then
polished and honed to a fine edge resulting in the finest knife
available. This Auvergne brand of Sabatier (Theirs, France) has Coral handles (Pressed Wood from Spain) that are manually set and
mounted on the tang using three through rivets.