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tr. & intr.v. sharp·ened, sharp·en·ing, sharp·ens
To make or become sharp or sharper.

sharp′en·er n.


the act of making the edge of something very thin or of making its end pointedone of several very thin, small pieces of wood produced when one sharpens a pencil
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Thomas Keller by Cangshan 17-Piece Knife Block Set - Richly grained American walnut block showcases the beauty of this set, which includes a peeling knife, paring knife, serrated utility knife, tomato/cheese knife, boning knife, six fine-edge steak knives, santoku, bread knife, chef's knife, honing steel, kitchen shears, and 16-slot walnut knife block.
These small, handy tools, usually with just a single set of sharpening stones or rods set into a V configuration, are actually far superior to the standard honing steel, thanks in part to the built-in guides that help hunters hold the blade at those precise angles necessary for the sharpest edge.
This will work the same as running the blade up and down a honing steel. Keep in mind that this won't actually sharpen the blade, but it will hone it.