Diamonds are a cook’s best friend, too. The ultra fine diamond crystal coating of the masters collection diamond sharpening steel lightly hones and realigns the knife edge for optimum cutting performance. The steel's oval shape allows for a greater contact area between the knife and the sharpening steel for more efficient honing. A secure, comfortable non-slip grip is provided by the round textured handle, and the full-circle hilt protects the hand while giving maximum control. Enhance your cutting performance by using the diamond sharpening steel to hone the blade before each use.