Don't be deceived by the compactness of this safety knife. The SECUNORM HANDY MDP might be small, but it surely can cut. It's a cutting tool with "bite" and all the qualities required for the job. The MDP version is your first choice if you're coming from either the food or medicine industry. All plastic parts are made from a metal detectable plastic. Coupled with a stainless steel blade, there are no risks with the SECUNORM HANDY MDP.