World Kitchen has been a leader in houseware products for over 100 years. Some of their brands include CorningWare, Revere, and Pyrex, just to mention a few. Chicago Cutlery is also a World Kitchen brand that has focused on making knives and knife techniques simple.
The 10-inch walnut sharpening steel was developed by World Kitchen to work especially well with the Chicago Cutlery brand. This sharpening steel is handcrafted with a durable solid walnut handle and a long-lasting steel rod. It will help you maintain a straight edge on your knife. It is also designed to keep the two bevels on each side of your knife blade, sharp. The two bevels are what form the “V” shape on your knife. When the “V” angle is narrow, that means the blade edge is thinner, which makes for a sharper knife. With continued use the narrow angle erodes and folds in on itself. Taper Grind technology along with high carbon stainless steel on this sharpener keeps your knife sharper for a longer period of time and makes resharpening easy.
Customers on Amazon were very satisfied with this product and rated it 4.7 out of 5 stars. Most people liked the fact that it only took a few swipes to get a usable edge back. Primadogga has had the sharpener for 15 years, and says it does a nice job of keeping a sharp edge on knives. One customer warned that the steel is grooved and not straight, causing a significant amount of metal off of your edge with each swipe. Another customer said if there is a bit of moisture, the steel may rust. Keep CL38WP Chicago Cutlery 10-Inch Walnut Sharpening Steel out of water and it will keep you knives sharp for years!