The finger guard is a stainless steel shield that protects fingers while slicing and dicing. The interior of the shield has a welded ring which easily adjusts to fit the chef’s middle finger, thus leaving all other fingers to manipulate the food. The tip of the shield holds the food that has to be sliced. Dishwasher safe. Made by Deglon cutlery in thiers, france, the cradle of the french knife making industry. Deglon started making their wares in thiers in 1921 and they’re still there. The art of constructing their metal wares has been handed down from one Deglon generation to the next. Their products are meticulously designed and manufactured with the utmost attention to detail and precision. Deglon’s utensils are useful, practical, sturdy and innovative. At Deglon, every utensil is created with the utmost attention to functionality and detail; Deglon makes precise, beautiful, and reliable tools.