The SharpNEasy(R) 2-Step Knife Sharpener is an innovative tool that everyone can use. The ceramic rods” dark for coarse and white for fine” are exactly what you need to care for and maintain your blades. The two stages allow for the proper angle every time by having two stationary ceramic rods molded into the base. The 2-Step Sharpener also has over-molded grips. The over-molding process allows the user to have a comfortable and secure grip while sharpening. The unit has a lanyard hole which allows for easy attachment to cord or string.