Keep all of your knives as sharp as the day you bought them (or sharpen than) with Deglon's 8-inch surfil sharpening steel. Sharp knives are not only easier to use they are also safer. Hacking at food and forcing your way through it is a good way to get cut. A sharp knife makes the cutting action smooth and predictable – leaving you in control. This sharpening steel is made of high-carbon steel and has a hard chromed surface. Made by Deglon cutlery in thiers, france, the cradle of the french knife making industry. Deglon started making their wares in thiers in 1921 and they're still there. The art of constructing their metal wares has been handed down from one Deglon generation to the next. Their products are meticulously designed and manufactured with the utmost attention to detail and precision. Deglon's utensils are useful, practical, sturdy and innovative. At Deglon, every utensil is created with the utmost attention to functionality and detail; Deglon makes precise, beautiful, and reliable tools.