How to use sharpening steel on knives?

Honing with a durable steel rod is the process smooth out the roughness of the blade, caused by for example a coarse sharpening stone. See a quick video and read our tips how to use Fiskars Functional Form™ Sharpening steel.

See how a sharpening steel works:

  • A traditional sharpening steel smooths and maintains an edge that is already sharp
  • Maintain a consistent 15–20° angle all the way through each stroke – start the stroke from the blade at the handle, sliding the blade along the Sharpening steel all the way to the tip
  • Five to six simple passes should make the sharpened edge even better
  • Wash and dry knives with a cloth after honing.

See how a sharpening steel works:

Features & benefits

  • Fiskars Functional Form™ Sharpening steel maintains and smooths an already sharp edge with a durable steel rod
  • Ergonomic SoftGrip™ handle provides a comfortable and safe hold
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sharpening steel length: 202mm
  • Effective and fast way to maintain your kitchen knives’ sharpened edges even better.

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