Anolon®, the Gourmet Authority, brings innovation excellence to a cutting edge with this Anolon Advanced 2-Stage Sharpener. Hand-crafted to the most exacting standards, Anolon's Advanced Series knives will be the best and last you will ever buy. The perfect composition of high quality German carbon steel ensures your Anolon knife will remain sharp and stain & rust resistant. The innovative glass-finished edge provides a smooth edge, perfectly angled for a cleaner, sharper cut. Superior ice-hardened steel creates a stronger blade that will hold its sharp edge longer. An expertly constructed forged tang with a counter balance cap offers exceptional durability and the perfect weight and balance, ensuring precision and control. The special rounded blade spine provides extra comfort. The unique Anolon Suregrip™ Santoprene® handle's ergonomic design is durable and provides a soft, sure, confident grip.