Item #: P-203-12"SMOOTH
Sharpening Steel with Anti-Slip handle. Expertly made to exacting standards in Sheffield, England.
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The mirror like, polished finish of this sharpening steel is perfectly smooth. This very specialized steel is used almost exclusively in the butcher trade. It is used in combination with a #3cut steel and is strictly meant for honing. This steel will re-align and maintain a razor like edge on an already sharp knife. A few strokes on either side of the blade, every time the knife is used will help to maintain the blade edge and maximize cutting performance.
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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