Messermeister, featuring premier German cutlery, has roots in both Germany and Australia. Today, Messermeister operates as a U.S. company that strives to provide the highest quality of cutlery and culinary tools to both food-service professionals and home. We are committed to designing new and innovative products and sourcing the world to find the very best quality at the right price for the market. Messermeister products are all fully warranted for the life of the user against defects in materials and workmanship. The edge of a knife eventually becomes dull after constant use. This even holds true to high quality knives. The edge will turn either to the left or right side. It depends on how you hold your knife when you cut. To correct the turned edge, one must re-align (or whet) the knife. High quality knives with a high carbon/molybdenum/ vanadium tool steel alloy have elasticity, which means that it is easy to re-align (or correct the turned edge) of the knife when you use a Messermeister sharpening steel from Solingen. This will turn the edge that has turned to the left or right upwards, making the knife sharp once again. This regular cut steel from Messermeister is best for a blade that is manufactured and left in a rough sharp stage. This Messermeister regular steel measures 10-inch long and features an industrial plastic handle to protect and serve as an angle guide. It also has a metal ring so the steel can hang for storage.