Nogent was founded in 1923 and still manufactures all its products in its own factory in eastern France, near the Champagne region with a tradition of knife making that dates back to the middle ages. All the production steps are quality controlled by long-term, experienced personnel, which guarantees very reliable products designed for a lifetime of use. The hornbeam, slow dried, wood handle come from managed forests in France and is so hard that it is dishwasher safe. Nogent stainless steel fishscaler with a serrated blade for easy removal of fish scales. Sharpened curve blabe for opening the fish and cutting off the fins. V Shape tip for cleaning the inside of the fish without hand contact.