Wusthof Classic Sharpening Steel : Keep your fine knives in optimum condition with this professional steel. The 10" shaft is permanently bonded to the virtually indestructible synthetic handle. Buffed by hand for a comfortable grip, the handle is a virtually indestructible composite triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.