Plume Luxe 5" Utility Knife is a medium-sized knife, sometimes referred to as a “petty knife”. It’s a favorite tool when precision cuts are needed, it can be used as in the hand as on the cutting board. The knife is made of Japanese AUS10 Damascus steel blade and contains Vanadium, which improves the wear resistance and ease of sharpening. While high-quality knives are in the 56 to 58 HRC range, this knife has increased hardness to 62 HRC! As a result, Plume Luxe classifies as an exclusive knife with high toughness, high sharpness, and exceptional corrosion resistance.