This honing steel is made in Japan of ceramic with a resin-infused wood handle designed for a comfortable grip. Regular use will keep the blades of your finest cutlery in prime condition. Crafted of durable carbon steel. Designed for use with fine cutlery. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified steel meets the high-level hygiene standards for professional kitchens. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.