Our best selling Professional Sharpening Steel is now available with a beautifully made, brushed 1.5" stainless steel guard. This means that the Steel perfectly compliments many of the bolstered chefs knives on the market. Additionally, some users may prefer the stainless steel guard as it provides a durable surface which prevents the formation of deep knife strike marks. This sharpening steel has a round section blade in high carbon chrome vanadium steel, hardened to 64° Rockwell C and hard chrome plated. A Super Fine # 5 Cut, 250mm Blade.