This stunning wood has the most wonderful grain. Made from spalted maple, this knife is large and perfect for cutting a pie or adding to a great charcuterie board. It is sharp enough to cut through softer things like cheeses, pies, cakes, etc. it is not sharp enough to cut through meat, breads, or vegetables. The entire piece is sealed with spoon + hook wood care. Please hand wash and towel dry and re-oil as needed.