Sharpening Rod


Any difference between branded and unbranded stainless steel honing rods? (not ceramic or diamond, etc.)

by josemartinlopez 1 year ago

Is there anything special about ordinary stainless steel honing rods (not ceramic or diamond etc.)? Is there some benefit to buying a branded rod or one of those stainless rods reviewed on various ...

Where can I buy a smooth honing rod?

by davis_sq_pro 12 years ago

I'm trying to find a smooth honing rod -- either steel or glass, and having zero luck. I have spent literally hours with Google trying to track one down... Found a single one on some site and they...

Does it make sense that my knives are duller with Chef's Choice than my Honing Steel?

by charlesherold 5 years ago

I have a set of knives (Calphalon) that were getting rather dull. I had, based on a youtube video, simply been running them over the honing steel about five times on each side after use. I decided ...

Sharpening / Stropping to Make a Chef's Knife Razor Sharp

by hellskitchen6 3 years ago

Happy (almost) New Year, and greetings from a very freezing Midwest. I've been researching and (hope to) get into knife sharpening a bit more that I already have. Just have a 1000 grit stone tha...

Technical Question About Using a Steel

by outRIAAge 4 years ago

It is my understanding that the proper purpose of a steel is not to sharpen the knife, but to straighten parts of the edge that have folded over. What mystifies me is that every last pro I see ...

Are there different honing rods?

by cocktailsauced 5 years ago

I've had my first "real" knife for almost a year now. It's an 8" classic wusthof chef's knife. I've gotten fairly handy with it, and I'm fairly certain I'm good at honing it and am doing so correct...

Ceramic rod grits?

by Dangaard 6 years ago

So I gave in and ordered a Tojiro DP gyuto and am now looking to replace my honing steel with a ceramic. Now, I went into a local Japanese knife store (They sell the 210mm gyuto for 125CAD! What ...

Best knife sharpener??

by bigalspop 15 years ago

Any suggestions for a dependable knife sharpener? thanks hounds

Cheap handheld sharpener vs a $20 honing steel?

by MaximilianKohler 7 years ago

Would this Victorinox $20 honing steel ( www.amazon.com/dp/B00092RFTS ) do a significantly better job at sharpening kitchen knives vs this $2 handheld ceramic ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033278TI ...

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