Messermeister Royale Elité Fine Honing Steel / 10″ review

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Royale Elité combines a beautiful American Walnut Burl handle to a fine German stainless steel alloy blade. Walnut burl features a rich deep brown flared pattern and is prized for its hard, strong characteristic as a handle material. The blade is one piece of hot dropped hammer forged German high carbon stainless steel that has been hand crafted into a fine cutting instrument. This vintage style knife is one of a kind and sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

Keep your blades in tip-top condition by maintaining a razor-sharp edge with the Messermeister Royale Elité 10" Fine Grit Steel. This German-made version is crafted from stainless steel attached to a highly figured American Walnut Burl handle. The fine grit steel works great on both Messermeister Elité and Japanese knife lines by restoring the knife's edge, smoothing and re-aligning it to maintain an enduring sharpness. We do not recommend using this steel on serrated or scalloped blades.

The German 1.4116 high-carbon, stainless alloy blade resists stains and corrosion, exhibits toughness and durability, holds its edge retention, and is easy to re-sharpen to a razor-like edge.This knife line is one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged, which produces the strongest blade from heel to tip. The blades are heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58. The three-step, 15° Elité edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool. The bolsterless heel simplifies all cutting, sharpening and honing tasks, making use of the entire blade from heel to tip. Handcrafted in the historic cutlery capital of Solingen, Germany. The Knife for LifeTM; guarantee provides a lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects.