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Idahone Fine Ceramic Rod 12
Idahone Fine Ceramic Rod 12
Idahone Fine Ceramic Rod 12

Idahone Fine Ceramic Rod 12"

Item #: R12-L

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews)

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Our Price: $32.00
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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 handle instead of a black handle.

  • Weight: 7.6 ounces
  • Rod Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 17.5"
  • Rod Diameter: 12.7 mm

    This rod also comes with an optional sheath that you can purchase using the drop down box. Here is a look at it:

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  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Product Review, May 30, 2014
    Posted By: Ramon - verified customer

    Nice rod. Great deal for the money. Fine grit used it on my goko gyuto and it works well.

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    4  Product Review, February 17, 2014
    Posted By: ANTHONY B. MCLORG - verified customer

    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.

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    5  Product Review, February 13, 2014
    Posted By: Bryan - verified customer

    This thing works great. It's sturdy and does what it it supposed to do. It has a good fit and finish.

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    5  Product Review, December 4, 2013
    Posted By: Steve - verified customer

    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.


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    5  Product Review, October 14, 2013
    Posted By: Nora - verified customer

    The Idahone ceramic honing rod speaks for
    itself...great product. CKTG does it
    right, product, price,
    communication & delivery, perfect transaction. Will shop again.


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    5  Product Review, September 27, 2013
    Posted By: Nora - verified customer

    Kudos to CKTG! Great
    product, lightning fast
    shipping and great
    communication. Will
    be a repeat customer.


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    4  Product Review, July 31, 2013
    Posted By: Bill billenstein - verified customer

    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

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    5  Product Review, February 16, 2012
    Posted By: Alex Haben - verified customer

    Great high quality hone for the price. Keeps all my cooking knives nice and sharp.

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    5  Product Review, September 27, 2011
    Posted By: Trey - verified customer

    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.

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    5  Product Review, September 10, 2011
    Posted By: Eamon Burke - verified customer

    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.


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    5  Product Review, July 26, 2011
    Posted By: Steve - verified customer

    My knives are nice and sharp now. Way better than a sharpening steel.

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