Practical Steel, Beautiful Handle
The Dick Standard Cut, Round Profile Steel has a nicely finished wood handle that sets it apart. It is both comfortable to use and beautiful to look at. The Standard Cut is aggressive enough to restore an edge, and fine enough to leave it in good cutting shape. Perfect for using to maintain working edges on knives, or for use as a preliminary steel before finishing with an Ultra Fine, Sapphire or Polished steel to obtain the finest cutting edges.
12" or 14" Lengths to Hone Any Knife
As a rule of thumb, a steel should be at least as long as your longest knife. You can always sharpen a shorter knife on a longer steel, but it is hard to do a long knife on a short steel. While a 12" steel is generally very practical, a 14" steel will handle any knife in your collection.
Made To Be Used
Of course all F. Dick steels are designed to look good, and the Dickoron certainly does look good, but they are also intended to be practical tools for demanding chefs. These steels are meant to be used. They feature large, comfortable handles, a metal guard looks sharp and keeps hands protected, and a sturdy metal ring in the handle provides a convenient means of storage.
Highest Quality Sharpening Steels Since 1873
And F. Dick has been around even longer than that. Johann Friedrich Dick founded the company in 1778 to manufacture files. They began making sharpening steels in 1873, and have been producing the finest quality steels in Germany as a family owned business ever since. They are rightfully proud of their manufacturing process. The cuts on each steel are made using files also produced by F. Dick. The steels are hardened to 66HRc, surface coated for lasting corrosion protection, and handles are permanently mounted. Each steel is quality checked and stamped "F. DICK Made in Germany". You can be assured that you are getting time-tested quality when you purchase these steels.
Q. How does the Standard Cut relate to the other steels?
A. F. Dick steels come in a range of coarseness. The coarser the steel, the rougher an edge it will create. The smoother the steel, the finer of an edge it will produce. From coarsest to finest, the F. Dick Steels progress: Diamond, Standard Cut, Fine Cut, Sapphire Cut, Polished.