Connoisseur - Italian Painting Knife - #40 - Connoisseur Italian Painting Knife has quality unsurpassed in this fine collection of Italian manufactured painting, palette and scraper knives. Connoisseur high-performance knives are constructed of nickel plated stainless steel blades, solid brass ferrules and beautiful hardwood handles. The steel blade is tempered and ground by hand to assure consistent flexibility and the utmost quality. Available in 24 styles. Connoisseur fine artist brushes are hand crafted. Only the best natural hair or synthetic fibers are utilized in the manufacture of this premium line of brushes. This Connoisseur Knife is a #40 Style Painting Knife.