With its 7-1/8" blade designed with sharp teeth like knives, cutting is clean, even and effortless. It is the ideal tool for sawing all branches with a diameter of up to 5 ¾ inches (12 cm). Replacement blades are available here.
This knife has a stainless steel blade (12c27 Sandvik Stainless steel to be precise). The blade will not rust, however try to avoid leaving your Opinel knife in damp environments for too long and dry the blade after each use. The handle is made of wood and may expand and contract with extreme humidity (or lack of) and will temporarily affect the mechanism.