This Idahone fine ceramic rod has a natural wood handle on it. Comes with metal ring for easy hanging. 1200 Grit. This is the exact same rod as the other one on the site except it has a natural wood hanlde instead of a black handle. This rod measures 12" without the handle. It also comes with an optional sheath that you can purchase using the drop down box. Here is a look at it:
My knives are nice and sharp now. Way better than a "sharpening" steel.
By: Eamon Burke
This is a great rod! Aggressive and fast,but not ultra low grit. It is a 1200 Grit,about 20 Microns,and works great. Also handy for pulling the burr off of cheaper steel knives. The steel will discolor the rod,but it will continue to work well.
Fast,neat abrasion. And made in America.
This is an amazing deal. A truly great ceramic rod for less than $30? Can’t beat it. As for the steel discoloring the rod,you can buy the Ceramic Eraser here for next to nothing and it works great too.
By: Alex Haben
Great high quality hone for the price. Keeps all my cooking knives nice and sharp.
By: Bill billenstein
Great product would be nice if it had one flat side so it dosent roll off table tops. Kind if a bummer to pay $30 and then have to take a sander to your brand new honing rod
Kudos to CKTG! Great
shipping and great
be a repeat customer.
The Idahone ceramic honing rod speaks for
itself...great product. CKTG does it
communication & delivery,perfect transaction. Will shop again.
This thing is great! I use it on softer steel knives like Henckels/Victorinox Forschner and on my harder steel Japanese knives. A few very light passes on each side and my blades come back to paper towel shredding sharpness.
What works best for me is to hold the Idahone horizontally,with the tip on the edge of a kitchen countertop. I then hone the blade almost as I would on a sharpening stone.
I would rate the Idahone fine at 2K Japanese water stone grit level,maybe even finer - it puts a nice toothy edge on all the steels I’ve tried thus far.
Get the eraser as well - it’s inexpensive and it just works.
This thing works great. It’s sturdy and does what it it supposed to do. It has a good fit and finish.
By: ANTHONY B. MCLORG
I think the rod is quite nice for its purpose. However I am disappointed to find a nick in the honing surface. If I had been buying it in person I would have inspected it and found another without the flaw. It still does a very nice job on my Shun knife but I have to be careful to miss the nick. I think the quality control should be better.