The F. Dick 11-inch Multicut Steel is one of the best honing tools at the market. It allows to keep your knife reasonably sharp for extensive periods of time without unnecessarily wearing knife by whetstone sharpening. It’s a must for kitchen professional. Though F. Dick 11-inch Multicut Steel is a bit expensive for home cook I still recommend it if your home arsenal includes some expensive knife brands. This tool lasts a lifetime under the most abusing kitchen conditions. Your knives will go long way with only two sharpening tools – F. Dick 11-inch Multicut Steel for honing and extra fine diamond-coated or ceramic steel (Wusthof 4483, for example) for some fine grinding.