This is a great idea, especially for a player frequently traveling. A good sharpening is not easy to come by, unless you live near a Total Hockey. Having good edges is extremely important to your game. I recommend this product if you're often on the road and don't always have such easy access to a sharpener you can trust. Having a backup set of sharpened steel with you is genius for emergency situations where your steel breaks or you lose an edge in a game.