Shun’s Premier Combination 9 in. Honing Steel TDM0790 is used to realign 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. The handle is made of premium walnut pakkawood and provides a solid grip. Made in Japan. ? Realigns blade. ? Prolongs knife sharpness. ? Smooth surface for day-to-day honing. ? Micro-ribbed surface for weekly honing. ? built-in angle guide for precision honing. ? Stainless Steel.