This Dolan S Series cutting tool is small but extremely tough. It features a 1/16" Wide high carbon steel blade that has been sharpened and heat-treated to hold its edge against even highly grogged clays. The blade is retained in a ferrule with industrial adhesive to protect against water and prevent it from coming loose. The sturdy hardwood handle is sanded and sealed against water damage. This high quality tool is excellent for trimming on the wheel and small scale sculpting, carving and detail work.