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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German stainless steel rod
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • NSF Listed
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How to Sharpen Your Knives

How to Sharpen Your Knives

Step 1: Preparing the stone. Place a damp towel on the cutting board and place the stone on the towel. Lubricate the stone with oil or water. Step 2: Finding the angle. Hold the knife at a 90 degree angle. Halve the angle to 45 degrees. Halve the angle again to 22.5 degrees. Step 3: Sharpening. Pull the knife heel to toe. Flip and repeat the same action. Push knife toe to heel. Flip and repeat the same action. Step 4: Using a sharpening steel. Place a damp towel on the cutting board. Place the sharpening steel on the towel. Hold the knife at a 90 degree angle. Halve the angle to 45 degrees. Halve the angle again to 22.5 degrees. Pull the knife heel to toe, alternating sides. Wipe down the blade with a damp towel. The knife is sharpened and ready to cut.

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Make sure your cutlery remains stunningly sharp with this M21010 Genesis 10" forged sharpening steel! This rod easily hones the edges of blades to optimal sharpness so your knives are always ready to complete the cutting task at hand.

This sharpening steel from Mercer's Genesis collection features an ergonomically designed handle comprised of Santoprene, a high performance material that feels soft and comfortable, while offering a nonslip grip, ensuring a safe and comfortable grip for all day use. The Santoprene handle will not break down when exposed to kitchen oils, and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures. Its thick bolster adds durability and provides optimal balance for a sturdy grip on the tool.

One piece and fully forged, this honing steel is made of high carbon, traditional German no-stain steel that won't rust, corrode, or discolor. Its hand-polished edges are taper ground for superior stability and long-lasting use. This high-quality sharpening steel is ready for a lifetime of service in your commercial kitchen. NSF Listed.

Steel Length: 10"


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Warranty Info

Mercer Tool Corp. promises the original purchaser to repair or replace any knife found to be defective in material or workmanship when put to everyday use and cared for according to instructions. Minor imperfections, surface markings due to shipping, and slight color variations are normal. This warranty excludes damage from misuse or abuse, such as dishwasher use, neglect, accident, alteration, fire, or theft. This warranty covers only knives and no other product. Incidental, special, consequential or indirect damages are not covered by this guarantee.

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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Mercer M21010 Genesis 10" Forged Sharpening Steel ( 4.8 stars from 12 reviews )

    This Mercer heavy weight sharpening steel is really nice, and feels like really high quality. The grip is soft and while 10", fits nicely in most kitchen drawers.

    from Home Use Posted on

    This sharpener gets the job done. It's does not get my knives as sharp as an older one I was given by my grandmother, but it works well enough.

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    Keeping our knives sharp is an essential part of prep. At this price point we are able to be sure each station has its own steel ready at all times.

    from Miss Debs Posted on

    This is a really great sharpening 10 inches sharpening tool which is perfect for my 10 inches chef knive. The hand grip is soft and is non-slip even if you have your hands wet. Love it better than other brands. It allow me to sharpen many knives with out any blisters came out. =)

    from Ceci Posted on

    I bought this with several knives from the same genesis line. I finally had one dull on me and got around to using this. It did the job. The blade was as sharp as it was new, and it only took seconds. Comfortable grip too.

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    This is a very nice sharpening steel. I had to replace my well used steel, this fill the bill very nicely. Would recommend this to a friend.

    from Simply Divine Posted on

    This 10" sharpening steel works great for touching up little nicks and dings in your knife blades. Easy to use and well built so it should last forever.

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    The Mercer 10" sharpening steel is a great steel for the novice or advanced sharpener. Puts a nice, even edge on everytime. Has held up to excessive use.

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    This is a good tool for making sure your knives stay sharp as you use them and in between sharpening. It is light and easy to handle.

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    This is a great sharpening steel for the price just a few swipes and my mercer knives are razor sharp a must have for any kitchen.

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    This sharpening steel is great to have in your knife kit. When I start my day I always run my knife on the steel to make sure my knife is ready.

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    One of the best steels I have ever used, keeps my knives sharp. I Sharpen all my knives with it and I can make a clean cut through a sheet of paper.

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