The sharpening steel has a sturdy, ergonomic handle with a hanging eyelet and an oval-shaped rod. Its diamond coating gives kitchen knives an extremely fine sharpness when honed, quickly restoring their original cutting performance. The ZWILLING knife sharpener is 26cm long and is ideal for restoring sharpness even to knives which have been in use for some time. The hard-wearing handle enables you to hold the sharpening steel securely whilst sharpening your knife blades. Simply draw the knives over the oval-shaped rod, with light yet purposeful hand movements, until you achieve the result you require. Afterwards, simply hang up the practical sharpening steel by means of the handy eyelet incorporated in the end of the handle. That way it is always to hand when you need to sharpen your knives to cut onions, fillet meat or for any other cutting tasks.