Made for sharpening ceramic cutlery, our Diamond Sharpener can also be used to sharpen any kind of knife, including ceramic, titanium, steel and stainless steel. It can also be used to sharpen scissors, fishing hooks and other metal items. Included with the sharpener is a bevel stand on which the knife should be placed. Proper usage ensures the knife is set at the correct angle for sharpening. Made in Japan.