In comparison to conventional steels, it’s a breeze to use because of its built-in precise angle guides. All it takes is a few strokes for a razor sharp edge.
Perfecting the Process: Steeling consistently at approximately 23 degrees, the Chef’sChoice® SteelPro® does not round-off the knife-edge, as conventional steels do; rather it maintains the original edge geometry and sharpness and creates uniform microscopic serrations that work together for a better cutting edge.
Because the “angle-of-attack” on the knife-edge is always in the same direction, steeling with the SteelPro® creates a uniform micro-structure that cuts better and more evenly by distributing the cutting load, hence, the edge lasts longer. As a result of the precise angle control of the Chef’sChoice® SteelPro® Model 475, the edge needs steeling and/or re-sharpening less often, thereby extending the life of the knife.
The “angle-of-attack” for conventional manual unguided steels varies along the length of the edge and can change during every stroke of the knife, resulting in a non-uniform edge formation where portions of the edge fail prematurely.
The SteelPro® M475 removes less metal than conventional manual steeling. It is safe on all quality cutlery, and can