KitcheIQ is bringing innovation to a traditional sharpener by offering the world’s first interrupted surface diamond coated oval sharpening rod. This unique, patented sharpening surface speeds the sharpening process by collecting and holding the metal filings which ordinarily build up during the sharpening process. It comes with a soft- grip rubber handle and an oversized hand guard for comfort and safety. Unlike conventional sharpening steels, which only re-align the cutting edge, the 10″ Diamond Sharpening Rod hones and re-aligns your edge at the same time. Made in China.