This item had been sold out or off shelf.
I like this honing for. It seems sturdy and puts an edge on my knife quickly. The only thing that is a little off is that I think there might be two different grits an each side. But overall it works well.
I just sharpened my chef knife and it gave it a nice clean smooth edge.
That's exactly what I wanted it to do and it worked beautifully. It's
nice and long so it's easy to use. The instructions are on the back of
the package. Before I bought this, I looked it up on Youtube and saw
that I had been using these rods somewhat wrong. From the package
instructions: You are suppose to hold it with the handle on top and the
bottom tip of the sharpener on the table or counter with a non slip
surface or use a towel... Use about a 20 degree angle going down the rod
with the heel of the blade and finishing with the tip. Keep your wrist
still while moving your elbow back, apply just the right amount of
pressure.. It's not like the chefs do swish swish swish swish real fast
up in the air..but I guess you can do it that way too. I'll follow the
Anyhow the rod is ceramic with zirconia and alumina. It will not rust. It looks like a long piece of white chalk. It works very nicely for all metal knives. I think I made a good choice with this.
Lots of pros:
-It's round so it can be used for scissors
-Ceramic gets a super fine edge on knives
-Regains edge with just a few strokes
-There is a grooved section for rough sharpening (not for ceramic blades)
-Easy to Clean
-Easy to follow instructions