The J.A. Henckels International brand was started in 1895, in Germany. They are committed to designing quality products for the value-conscious customer’s everyday needs. The 9-inch poly sharpening steel is a solidly crafted tool that will help you keep a sharp edge on your fine edges.
The polypropylene handle is ergonomically designed for comfort and has a hole in the top for hanging. This steel has a tapered edge with a slightly flared handle. The steel is lightweight and can be cleaned just by wiping it down with a damp cloth.
Amazon customers were generally satisfied with the J.A. Henckels 9-inch Poly Sharpening Steel, and rated it 4.6 out of 5 stars. Several customers like the handle and the length of the steel, although one customer said because of its shape, it could not be hung from a magnetic knife bar. Overall, customers think that nine inches is the perfect length for a sharpening steel. Da Riddler used this steel on a pocket knife and said the knife sliced through boxes like butter after using it. ShyWriter said the Henckels 9-inch Poly Sharpening Steel keeps the knife edge burr free. Laura says the steel is the right size, it’s sturdy with a good grip on the handle. She has been using it for the past several months, and expects to get many years of use from it. Gruntalka said this steel works like a champ at keeping extra sharp edges on a knife.