sharpening

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sharp·en

 (shär′pən)
tr. & intr.v. sharp·ened, sharp·en·ing, sharp·ens
To make or become sharp or sharper.

sharp′en·er n.

sharpening

(ˈʃɑːpnɪŋ)
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.