The No.08 Ellipse is Opinel cabinetmaking workshop craftmanship at its finest! The raw and matte ebony is sublimated by a sheet of aluminum that highlights and illuminates the curve of the handle. This handle is oiled. To revive the intensity of the wood, it is advisable to feed it with a clean cloth lightly moistened with cooking oil. Comes in a oak wood box with a black velvet knife sleeve. A perfect gift for the knife person in your life!