|•||Ridged surface brings up the burr on the blade|
|•||Magnetic steel rod attracts loose metal fibers during sharpening|
|•||Slip-resistant, textured handle with protective metal guard|
|•||Designed to keep your knives honed back to their original sharpness|
|•||Made in Solingen, Germany|
What makes this Wusthof honing steel "deluxe" is the fact that it has a metal guard rather than just plastic, as well as a metal end with durable ring. This steel features a high quality 10-inch honing rod, grooved for ease of use. The black composite handle provides a good grip and features a reasonable bolster to help prevent the knife blade from hitting the knuckles. Fit handily into a provided slot in most wooden storage blocks.