Nice to have something sharp with a thin blade in the kitchen. CPM154 1/16th" 1st I made the large one and decided I had enough scale material to make a 2nd smaller one. That and I wanted to test my stuff out and see how it holds up to daily use. Having trouble with keeping a nice finish on the scales, picket up some Tru-Oil at Lee Valley today, will give it a shot. Before this forum I had never heard of the stuff.