The Omega Series 4 inch paring knife is a masterfully forged precision instrument. Featuring a slightly longer than average blade length for improved effectiveness, the added length allows the blade to double as a nimble utility knife. Specifically engineered with a variety of tasks in mind, everything from coring, slicing and peeling fruits & vegetables, to mincing herbs and scoring detailed patterns. This knife is as essential to any serious chef or cook as the chef’s knife is and nearly as versatile. Featuring ultra-premium American forged BD1N-V hyper steel. The blade's composition and added vacuum heat-treatment to 63HRC provide astonishing performance, with a screamingly sharp edge. Painstakingly finished to 8-12° per side by expert blade smiths using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method. The addition of Nitrogen increases hardness, flexibility, and toughness, while providing exceptional wear resistance, ensuring your blade’s performance will last even-longer and take you further. Gorgeously laminated and hot-forged, the ‘LiquidMetal’ pattern on the blade minimizes drag and stuck on food while maximizing your slicing efficiency, allowing you to glide through prep. The G10 woven fibreglass handle is near impervious to heat, cold and moisture and is presented in a midnight black with subtle dark red colorings. Centered in the full-tang handle is an ornate and over-sized copper and brass mosaic, creating a distinct and striking appearance. The painstakingly detailed craftsmanship continues with the Dalstrong lionhead insignia carefully engraved on both the mirror-polished end-cap and blade itself.