Lansky Sharpeners takes the classic Butcher's Rod knife sharpener to a new dimennsion with a fine diamond grit bonded to a heavy duty steel rod. The Lansky 9 inch Diamond Sharp stick features a hand guard and an overlmodled non slip comfort grip rubber handle. The diamond grit on this Lansky Knife Sharpener makes proper maintenance of your finiest kitchen and carving knives faster and more efficient than ever before. Just a few strokes from the Lansky 9 in. Diamond Sharp stick is all you need to put a factory-like edge back on your knives.