These a pretty handy tool made by Maxam. I am not so worried that i am going to cut myself. It sharpens knives and scissors. has a nice grip and works great. I used it on my scissors because i seriously use them for everything so they are really dull. I cut a piece of paper after sharpening and it was like cutting through butter. so easy simple and a nice cut. Glad i got to review this i know my husband will be sharpening all the knives now. I received this product for free in exchange for my complete and honest review.