Heritage Arts #12 painting palette knife is made of flexible, rust-resistant, stainless steel securely attached to polished hardwood handle. Artist's palette knife features excellent spring and control. Painting palette knife can be used for a variety of painting techniques such as textured, impasto work, and large areas of flat color. Also can be used for mixing or scraping paint. Great oil painting knife. Alvin Heritage KN1065 #12 painting palette knife. Blade is approx. 4" long.