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The Victorinox 40582 Combination Cut 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 40582 Combination Cut Steel! Measuring 10 inches from tip to handle, this sharpening steel is large enough to accommodate any sized blade. The combination cut means this steel is half fine and half polished, making it great for smoothing and straightening the edge of your blade. Comes equipped with a comfortable black plastic handle and a loose ring on the end for easy handling and hanging!
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Q:why is the forschner steel #40582 half fine and half polished?
A:A combo steel is most commonly used for custom meat fabrication (boutique butchers). The Fine edge is mildly abrasive compared to a regular cut steel but more aggressive than a polished cut steel. This side will help realign the edge if you hit a bone while sharpening. The polished edge is not abrasive at all. Its sole purpose is to move the edge if it becomes bent. The polished edge will not ware down the knife as fast.