The Ceramic Vegetable Peeler features a heavy-duty casting that holds the ultra-sharp peeler blade made of zirconium oxide ceramic, which is second only to diamonds in hardness and remains sharper longer than any steel. The handle is turned from Spalted Alder from the USA. A very durable hand applied acrylic finish protects the handle. The finish is the same that is used on the razor handles, meaning it tolerates chemicals and water very well. It is NOT dishwasher safe however. It is 7 5/8" L x 2.5" W x 5/8" dia. A card with information about taking care of wood with the name of the wood is included with the purchase.