Average rating is 4.8
By: SteveMethuen MA
My knives are nice and sharp now. Way better than a "sharpening" steel.0.3
By: Eamon BurkeDFW
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.0.3
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.0.3
By: Alex HabenEureka,CA
Great high quality hone for the price. Keeps all my cooking knives nice and sharp.0.3
By: Bill billensteinLos Angeles
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 0.3
Kudos to CKTG! Great0.3
shipping and great
be a repeat customer.
The Idahone ceramic honing rod speaks for0.3
itself...great product. CKTG does it
communication & delivery,perfect transaction. Will shop again.
By: SteveSt. Louis,MO
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.0.3
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.0.3
By: ANTHONY B. MCLORGMAYFIELD HEIGHTS,OHIO
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. 0.3
Nice rod. Great deal for the money. Fine grit used it on my goko gyuto and it works well.0.3