13" chef's knife with 8" cryogenically treated (-305F) high quality stainless steel blade, Hand-milled Florida Camphor wood (Cinnamomum camphora), hand-cut nickel (German) silver pins. Coated with polyacrylic. One of a kind. From Wikipedia: "C. camphora is native to Korea Jeju, Taiwan, southern Japan, southeast China, and Indochina, where it is also cultivated for camphor and timber production. The production and shipment of camphor, in a solid, waxy form, was a major industry in Taiwan prior to and during the Japanese colonial era (1895–1945). It was used medicinally and was also an important ingredient in the production of smokeless gunpowder and celluloid. Primitive stills were set up in the mountainous areas in which the tree is usually found. The wood was chipped; these chips were steamed in a retort, allowing the camphor to crystallize on the inside of a crystallization box, after the vapor had passed through a cooling chamber. It was then scraped off and packed out to government-run factories for processing and sale." Not dishwasher safe. If you are a craftsperson or woodworker interested in learning more about the uses of orchard fruit- and nut woods, please visit www.thorn-creek.com/sawmill.shtml and www.thorn-creek.com/fruitwood.shtml.