Foldable mushroom knife with a specially designed curved blade to make a precise incision on the end of the stem of mushrooms, allowing you to prevent disturbing the delicate mycelium (the network of fine roots under the ground). With the serrated back of the blade you can easily remove the outer skin layer of the mushroom and remove dirt from the mushroom. With the bristle brush you can gently clean the mushroom and help distribute spores automatically. The metric scale on the handle measures the size of the mushroom. In some areas in Europe local regulations prohibit the collecting of undersized specimens of certain species. You can tie a string to the lanyard ring. Do not clean the mushrooms with water and store and transport the mushrooms in an open basket. WARNING: – Never take risks! – never pick suspicious or unknown mushrooms! – Never eat mushrooms you are doubtful of and always cook mushrooms thoroughly, because some edible species are still toxic when raw. – Some mushrooms which are widely consumed are easily confused with toxic species, such as the highly toxic ‘Death cap’ (Amanita phalloides) which is not always so green and then looks like an edible mushroom. – Clean each mushroom before you put it in your basket. This will avoid any contamination with other mushrooms in the basket. – Wash your hands after touching suspect species. Take wet wipes on your forays. – Always check the local regulations and be responsible while collecting mushrooms. – This knife is not dishwasher proof. – Always keep this knife away from children.