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 unique Nogent micro serration process creates an edge with four tiny teeth per millimeter that can barely be seen with the naked eye. The blade never needs sharpening for the life of the knife and produces surgically thin slices even with delicate food like tomatoes. It is also much safer than regular edges and will not tear the food like ordinary serrated edges. Paring knives are the most often used knife in the kitchen. It is ideal for peeling and coring and fruits and vegetables, cutting small objects, slicing, and other hand tasks. The Nogent nature paring knife will cover all your day to day cutting tasks.