Manufacturer: Kershaw 9990
Kershaw, founded in 1974, designs and manufactures tools and knives with a passion and dedication to the highest quality. With the use of high quality materials and precision craftsmanship your Kershaw tool or knife will last a lifetime and stand up to the rigors of hard use. Regardless if you are knife collector, enthusiast, hunter, carpenter, mechanic, leo, military, or just an appreciator of quality knives - give Kershaw a chance and you will be impressed with the quality and durability of their offerings.
Sometimes mistakenly called a sharpening steel, the Kershaw Steel isn't about sharpening, it's about honing. The thin, sharp edge of a properly sharpened kitchen knife will naturally bend over after a certain amount of use. While this micro bending won't be visible to the naked eye, it does affect the blade's cutting performance. Because the edge is slightly turned to one side, you're not cutting with the actual edge of the blade and so the blade seems to be duller than it really is. The Honing Steel gently realigns the edge, unbending it and returning your knife to its best performance.
To use the Kershaw Honing Steel, draw the entire length of one side of the edge of the blade across the steel several times. Then draw the other side of the blade across the steel an equal number of times. Doing this once a week will extend the time between sharpenings - and make food preparation a more pleasurable experience.
The Kershaw Honing Steel is part of the Kershaw 9900 Series of kitchen cutlery. With cutting performance that rivals much ore expensive knives, the Kershaw 9900 Series offers a full range of classic kitchen tools with clean, contemporary good looks.
Specifications and Features:
Clean, contemporary design
Non-slip, soft-touch grip reduces hand fatigue
Stainless steel rod
Rod length: 9"
Overall length: 14.25"
Weight: 13.6 oz.