The Wusthof Sharpening Steel will help keep your knives sharp for lasting
Honing Steel for exceptional honing of your knives. Even high-quality knives,
such as those made by Wusthof, gradually dull due to use: to compensate, a
honing steel should be used regularly. A few strokes of both sides of the knife
over the sharpening steel will help you to maintain the sharpness of a good
Steel sharpening rods are ideal for straightening out the burr on a knife blade
and maintaining its sharpness. They do not achieve an actual basic sharpening,
ie the sharpening steel does not sharpen an already blunt knife.