The Messermeister Petite Messer knife line is designed to be the perfect weight and size for people who prefer or need small blades. These smaller blades are also suited for children ages 8 and up with adult supervision. The Petite Messer knife line is great for light weight slicing and dicing of smaller fruits, vegetables, meats and breads. They are made in Portugal and are die-cut from fine German 1.4116 stainless steel alloy. The thin razor sharp blades cut with precision, while the ergonomic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip.