Dull knives are dangerous. Don't put yourself or your employees at risk of hand cuts by keeping dull blades in the kitchen. With this 12" round knife sharpening steel, you can keep an edge honed on all of your knives so they can go longer before needing sharpening, and can be kept safe for easy slicing, dicing, and chopping. The professional sharpening steel is made from stainless steel, and has a blunt tip to keep it steady and secure on a cutting board or countertop while in use. It features an ergonomic plastic handle that is comfortable and easy to grip, and the handle has finger guards to keep your fingers out of the way of a knife blade. Perfect for straightening the edge on all your knives, the 12" round sharpening steel measures 17-1/2" overall.