The Messermeister Fine Grit Steel, made in Germany, realigns the edge of a knife. This Messermesiter Knife Sharpener works great on Messermeister's Elite and Japanese knife lines. Regular use keeps knives sharp and ready to use. This Messermeister knife sharpener is a must for those who cook and cut daily. Keep your knives cutting like the day you bought them, and never let them go dull.