The Sharpening Steel by Victorinox has a round steel and a plastic handle.
When selecting a steel, choose one that is 2 inches longer than the knife you wish to sharpen.
A sharpening steel does not really "sharpen" the knife. Using a steel properly actually takes the rolled over edge off of a knife - in effect straightening, or realigning the knife blade, restoring its effectiveness.
Durable nylon handle is NSF approved and dishwasher safe. Even though all nylon handles are dishwasher safe, hand-washing is recommended to prolong the finish of the handle.