Item #: EP-203-360
Oval Steel with Anti-Slip handle. Expertly made to exacting standards in Sheffield, England.
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PurposeAn "Oval Honing Steel" provides a wider sharpening surface than its round counterpart. A few strokes across the steel on each side of the knife blade will maintain sharpness and ensure best cutting performance. To keep the cutting edge at peak performance, a steel should be used every time the knife is used.
Carefully hand wash and dry immediately after use, do not place in a dishwasher.
It's the raised thick part between the blade and the handle, which usually distinguishes the knife as fully forged.
The bolster acts as a guard providing safety balance, sturdiness, and comfort.
Beware of companies that manufacture knives with an imitation bolster as these knives are invariably cheaper in quality compared against a “one piece fully forged” knife.
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