This is a vegetable Peeler made with a wooden handle. The handle on this opener is Bethlehem Olive wood from Bethlehem, Israel. In Israel there trees are protected and we only buy branches that have been pruned. This comes with an authenticity card that wood was from Bethlehem. The stainless steel blade is super sharp and can cut in either direction making it ideal for both left and right hand users. The whole metal head unscrews for easy cleaning.