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What's the best sharpening steel?

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What's the best sharpening steel?

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Billow Fair | | Aug 19, 2008 09:54 AM

Who makes the best sharpening steel? I have two, one from Chicago Cutlery, which was never too good and I think is worn out (does that even happen?) and the other is from Haverhills (also ancient). Neither one seems to get any 'bite' anymore, even on a newly sharpened knife.

I've seen newer ones that are diamond, or ceramic, or even one that looks as if it's flat, not round. Which are the advantages/disadvantages of different materials? Which are best for the knives?

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