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  • Ergonomic, easy-to-grip, soft Santoprene handle
  • German stainless steel rod
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • One piece, fully-forged design
  • Blade measures 10" long
  • Non-slip handle won't break down when exposed to kitchen oils
  • Thick bolster for optimum balance
  • Rod won't rust, corrode, or discolor
UPC Code: 765301904227

Make sure your cutlery remains stunningly sharp with this M21010 Genesis®10" forged sharpening steel!

Part of Mercer Culinary's Genesis® collection, this rod allows you to easily hone the edges of blades to optimal sharpness, ensuring your knives are always ready to complete the cutting task at hand. The thick bolster also adds durability and provides optimal balance for a sturdy grip.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

Santoprene Handle

This sharpening steel features an ergonomically designed handle comprised of Santoprene, a high performance material that feels soft and is comfortable to hold. The handle will not break down when exposed to kitchen oils and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures. Plus, it offers a nonslip grip for safety with extended use.

One-Piece, Fully-Forged Design

It boasts a one-piece, fully-forged design and is made of high carbon, traditional German no-stain steel that won't rust, corrode, or discolor. Keep every knife looking and slicing like new with this sharpening steel!

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How to Sharpen Your Knives

Keep your knives sharp and performing at a high level with regular sharpening and maintenance! Watch this video to learn the proper techniques to sharpening with a stone, and how regular maintenance will extend the life of your knives!

Mercer Knife Sharpening Steel

Not sure how to use a knife sharpening steel? This video gives you simple step-by-step instructions so you can hone your knives safely and maintain a perfect edge!

Follow these quick and easy steps to properly sharpen your knives. Place a damp towel on a cutting board to keep the stone in place. Then lubricate the stone with oil or water. Before you begin, you’ll need to find the optimal 22.5 degree sharpening angle. To do this, hold the knife at a 90 degree angle. Then, half the angle to 45 degrees, and then half it again to 22.5 degrees. Next, pull the knife heel to toe, following the proper angle about 5 to 10 times. Then flip the knife and repeat. This time push the knife toe to heel about 5 to 10 times, being sure to maintain the angle. Then flip the knife and repeat. To use a sharpening steel, start again with a damp towel on a cutting board to keep the steel in place. Then find your 22.5 degree angle. Pull the knife heel to toe, alternating sides around 5 to 10 times. Wipe down the blade with a damp towel, and you’ll have a sharp knife ready to tackle all of your daily prep work!

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Hold the steel in a near-vertical position with the tip resting on a non-slippery surface. Start with the heel of the knife against one side of the steel. Maintain light pressure while drawing the knife down the shaft of the steel. Continue in a smooth motion. Complete the movement by drawing the knife all the way to the tip. Repeat the action with the blade against the steels other side. Repeat these steps to complete the honing of the knife.

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  • Blade Length: 10 Inches

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  • Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M21010 Genesis® 10" Forged Sharpening Steel

    4.9 stars from 39 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I purchased this sharpening steel to keep my mercers at their best. Just a couple of swipes with each use of the knife, and my knives have remained very sharp for two years.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This is a cheap honing steel that really works. It hones your knife, not sharpen it. Make sure that your knives are not dull as using this won't work.
    Mercer makes some good cutlery at good prices. This is one of the better items that Ive purchased. I use it almost daily to repair the edge on my knives. Feels good in the hand, has never rusted and works.
    The perfect tool to keep my Mercer knives sharp. I can really tell the difference after sharpening,. This is a must have product to have sharp knives.
    The mercer culinary M21010 Genesis 10" forged sharpening steel comes in handy in our restaurant to sharpen all of our knives. I can highly recommend this product.
    This forged sharpening steel is well made and constructed of good quality materials. It has held up well to regular use and sharpens knives well.
    If you have knives (which of course you do) you need this to keep all of your knives honed at the beginning of every shift. Pick this up today.
    Keeps my knives sharp and comes in handy before butchering meats and seafood. Best with filet knifes and chef knives. Buying one for each one of my employees
    This Genesis Forged Sharpening Steel is beautiful. We ordered it to go along with our Mercer knives and so far we are happy with the results. We recommend it
    A must have in any commercial kitchen. We have a weekly knife sharpening service, but by day 4-5 we need to keep going and the steel gets us there.
    I love the Mercer Culinary Genesis line of knives and ordered this sharpening steel to go with my collection. I have found it to be the perfect length for me and the handle is the same comfortable, non-slip handle as the knives. It has a great surface and works very well with my knives.
    I love this Sharpener it is amazing. I have it for more than a year now is very good. the price is amazing. so save yourself money and time and buy this sharpener will last for loooooong
    These sharpening steels do a great job of making all sorts of dull knives sharp again. They have raised many a knife from the grave.
    Mercer makes wonderful sharpening steels this 10 inch one has a nice santoprene handle that grips very nicely in the hand a few strokes and your knives are. Sharp again
    This steel has a good weight to it. There are no nicks or dings along shaft. Sharpening action is smooth and puts a nice touch up to the blade.
    This is the perfect sharpening steel for any chef''s bag. It works great and has a good feel to it. It does a great job at sharpening and the non slip grip is a plus when you have to do it on the fly.
    A good steel for the price, hindsight i could have opted for a longer one for my applications as i have a few longer knifes but steels like a champ and is well made.
    This honing steel is a perfect pairing for the Mercer Genesis 8" Forged Chef Knife sold on here. The handle provides a very secure and safe grip when honing your knife so you don't accidentally cut yourself.
    This Mercer Genesis 10" Forged Sharpening Steel is amazing and durable for the price. It sharpens easily and it is very lightweight. Would recommend to others!
    I highly recommend the Mercer 10 inch sharpening steel from WEBstaurantStore it's great for sharpening all your chefs knives great quality and very inexpensive to purchase.

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