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.