The search for the perfect paring knife is over. And for those who only use a paring knife, this is the only one you will need in your kitchen. Each chef knife comes in an embossed leather sheath. Unlike many paring knives which are very "Pointy" and dig into fruit and vegetables when you use them, the Fusionwood 2.0 paring knife has a modified Drop Point Design. This results in a more forgiving knife when you are using to core an apple or remove the eyes or blemishes from potatos. Once you get used to this unique shape, you will love it. And one last thing, just because the blade is small, doesn't mean the handles should be too. Our Paring Knife handle is still a stern but fair four inches, in order to fit the biggest and the small of five digit extremities.