The Victorinox 40181 Helical Cut Round Steel is a complementary companion to any kitchen cutlery set. In order to get the best performance from your blades it’s essential to keep them sharp, as a dull blade leads to an inferior end product and unwanted slips. The best way to avoid these mishaps is to have a good sharpening steel handy for honing, straightening, and re-sharpening the blades you use most to ensure they’re working properly. And what better tool to keep your blades at their highest quality than the Victorinox 40181 Helical Cut Round Steel! Measuring 12 inches from tip to handle, this sharpening steel is large enough to accommodate any sized blade. The helical cut means this steel is aggressive and great for smoothing and straightening the edge of your blade. Comes equipped with a classy light brown wooden handle and a loose ring on the end for easy handling and hanging!