The Victorinox 40782 Oval Diamond 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 do this is to keep a reliable sharpening steel handy! Measuring 12 inches from tip to handle, this sharpening steel is lightweight and large enough to accommodate any sized blade. The oval shape offers more surface area letting more of your edge contact the steel. Comes equipped with a comfortable black plastic handle and a loose ring on the end for easy handling and hanging!