As with all Wusthof knives, the Ikon Blackwood Sharpening Steel is forged from one piece of high-carbon stainless steel. With 10 inches of sharpening edge, this sharpening steel is long enough to sharpen any knife in your collection. Regular use of this honing steel keeps knives at their peak performance level and prevents dulling as well as lengthy sharpening endeavors. The fine sharpening texture straightens bent or rolled knife edges to make them supremely sharp again.
Form harmonizes with function as the weighted, double bolster provides ultimate balance and cutting control while still offering a striking, elegant appearance. The precision forward bolster makes easy to utilize the full 10” honing length while sharpening your knives. A contoured, ergonomically-designed handle complete with a full tang and triple-riveting allows for comfort as well as permanent security.
The handle of the Wusthof Ikon Blackwood sharpening steel is crafted from African Blackwood and proudly displays Wüsthof’s renowned trident logo etched into the heel. As the world's densest wood as well as one of the world's hardest, African Blackwood expands and contracts far less than other types of wood. Harvesting this fine, valuable wood is strictly controlled by the local government for environmental sustainability and only a small supply is readily available.
The Wusthof Ikon Blackwood sharpening steel is made in Solingen, Germany and comes with a lifetime guarantee.