You'll want to save this chic knife for your fanciest French fromage, but it works beautifully with any selection of cheeses. Sharp stainless steel blade emerges from a durable handle shaped from locally grown and harvested Boxwood. This item was handmade in the village of Nontron, a region of France where it is believed knife making began in the 13th Century. Using traditional methods, local artisans have produced these precious knives for many generations. The wood-burned patterns on the handle make the knife an especially beautiful and unique piece of cutlery for your collection.