Scientifically engineered and ergonomically designed to fit the contours of ones hand the Palio has been conceived to deliver the most precise cut available. When tested against other leading marques the specially tempered surgical stainless steel blades maintain their sharpness for over 3,000 cuts ! Cigar cutters simply don't get much better ! Cared for properly your Palio is effectively self-sharpening and becomes better the more you use it ! There is no reason why the exceptional Palio cigar cutter shouldn't last you a lifetime.