The Victorinox (formerly Forschner*) 10 inch Diamond Sharpening Steel by Victorinox has a hollow oval diamond steel and a plastic handle. It is made in Sheffield, England exclusively for Forschner.
Diamond steels should be used with caution, as they actually remove metal from the knife blade, rather than realigning the rolled over edge (which is how regular steels work). Diamond steels can quickly put an edge on a knife that cannot be sharpened with a regular steel.
When selecting a steel, choose one that is 2 inches longer than the knife you wish to sharpen.
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*What happened to R.H. Forschner Cutlery? R.H. Forschner by Victorinox kitchen cutlery is now Victorinox cutlery. Only the name has changed. The quality, Swiss-made blades and safe, ergonomic fibrox handles remain the same. Learn more about the change here. >
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Handle: Poly Blade: Stamped Type: Sharpeners