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The right tool for prolonging the sharpness of your edge With each use of your knife, the razor-sharp edge naturally bends over just a tiny bit. The edge is still sharp, but the sharpest part isn’t making contact with the food. The remedy is honing with the Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel. The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel gently realigns the edge of your blade. It offers two honing surfaces: a smooth one for day-to-day honing, and a micro-ribbed one for weekly honing. By honing your edge regularly, you can go longer between actual sharpenings. While fine European knives can require honing after each use, Shun's harder steel means you can hone just once a week or so, depending on your level of use, of course. The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel has an angle guide built into the handle, so you can easily hone your knives at the correct 16° Shun angle. The premium walnut PakkaWood® handle provides a secure grip and matches the handles of the rest of the beautiful Shun Premier line.