This grater is from the new exclusive Master series of graters from Microplane. The combination of handle, robust stainless steel frame, USA made photo-etched ultra-sharp stainless steel blade enables optimum grating at any time thus setting the new standard for graters! The handle is made from walnut. The base is non-slip for safety and stability while grating . It has a reusable cover for safe and secure storage. The grater should be hand washed only.