A straight blade with bark-lifter. These Felco / Victorinox knives are light weight, with a slim plastic handle and a stainless steel blade. Although easier to care for in terms of staining and rusting, these blades wont holdis sharpness as well or for as long as the carbon steel of the more expnsive knives. Generally used for smaller grafting and budding of softer wood eg. roses but can still cope with harder wood like apple and pear to a degree. Not bad for the price.