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MAC Black Ceramic Honing Rod 10.5
MAC Black Ceramic Honing Rod 10.5
MAC Black Ceramic Honing Rod 10.5

MAC Black Ceramic Honing Rod 10.5"

Item #: SRB-104

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews)

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Japanese cutlery derives much of its lauded performance from its use of high hardness steels. These steels are more prone to damage than traditional western cutlery when steeled on common steel honing rods. This ceramic honing rod from MAC cutlery is a designed to safely and effectively refresh edges on Japanese kitchen knives. The rod is designed with coarse and fine sides to cater touchups to the condition of the edge. A rubber tip allows the rod to be securely set upon a work surface for safe, slip-free honing. The d-shaped ring on the handle allows for easy storage. To use the rod, draw the edge across the rod while holding at the existing bevel angle, commonly 15į per side, using little to no pressure.

  • Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Rod Length: 10.5"
  • Overall Length: 16"
  • Rod Diameter: 15.8 mm

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    5  Product Review, April 12, 2014
    Posted By: Ernest - verified customer

    This is a great product keep your knife sharp.



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    5  Product Review, April 8, 2014
    Posted By: Allen St. John - verified customer

    One major problem...
    The diameter of the rod is too thick to fit in the honing steel slot in my Sur La Table knife block.
    It's a great piece but if you want to store it in a block measure it first.


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    5  Product Review, July 5, 2013
    Posted By: Donn - verified customer



    I recently acquired a Tojiro DP Gyuto and the MAC Black Ceramic Honing Rod.

    Decided to put the honing rod to the ultimate test on an old,questionably sharp santoku from the local housewares store.
    After completing the requisite 'before' test, I gave the old knife seven passes over the grooved side of the rod. The 'after' test results were incredible.I spent the next several minutes turning several pages of the new phone book into a pile of yellow shredded paper.

    The mind reels at what the test would have yielded if the knife had a proper edge.



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    5  Product Review, May 14, 2013
    Posted By: Tom G - verified customer

    This honing rod is just a great product. It is solidly constructed, and the two-surface design is both clever and very effective. Until now I have used a Global ceramic rod, but I prefer the feel and performance of the MAC.

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    5  Product Review, August 7, 2012
    Posted By: ER - verified customer

    I love the two sides for honing on this rod.
    Keeps my knives scary sharp between stone sharpening, and does it's job.

    Well built and worth every penny.


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    5  Product Review, August 2, 2012
    Posted By: RioChef - verified customer

    Great product. Even does a great job on my Miyabi MCD 7000 Santoku which is HRC 64+.

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    5  Product Review, June 21, 2012
    Posted By: Justin - verified customer

    Keeps my knives sharp. What more could I ask for?

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    5  Product Review, March 28, 2012
    Posted By: Deborah - verified customer

    This is a wonderful hone. I really like that it has a coarser side for knives that haven't been kept up. It really makes keeping edges sharp. I would highly recommend this as a stand alone or to compliment a standard steel.

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    5  Product Review, March 14, 2012
    Posted By: Albert Alhadeff - verified customer

    Excellent value for money steel. This steel alone will cover all your needs. Has 2 zones for honing - aggressive and smooth, so you get 2 in one. Also being ceramic it is also well suited to Japanese knives. I think this steel could be improved with 2 changes. It should be a bit longer at say 12 inches. Also I don't care for the rubber end. For those who hone with the steel horizontal, you may find that the rubber end just gets in the way.

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    4  Product Review, December 21, 2011
    Posted By: Gene Maluski - verified customer

    it works great just like it says it will I like the two different sides that it has, so depending on how dull your knife is you can choose what side to use

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    5  Product Review, October 10, 2011
    Posted By: alan - verified customer

    makes my Mac knife shaving sharp. The video on your site is helpful.

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

    Not a big fan of the rubber tip at all. Other than that it's a great product.

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    5  Product Review, August 18, 2011
    Posted By: Erica - verified customer

    This ceramic rod corrects all the other minor issues I had with the first version of the ceramic rod (i.e. breakage, coloring, etc.) I've used it for a few weeks now and the grooves on the side make honing my knives very easy! If you're in the market for a ceramic rod, buy this one - you won't regret it! Thank you, Mark for all your great recommendations and help in acquiring such awesome tools!!!

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    5  Product Review, March 30, 2011
    Posted By: John B - verified customer

    More agressive than a steel -- requires more skill, delivers faster results

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    1  Product Review, December 22, 2010
    Posted By: Jacob - verified customer

    I purhcased this ceramic and was not happy. It was way to fine of a grit to make any difference. I ended up goign with the messemiester ceramic rod and I am So much happier wiht this purchase.

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    5  Product Review, June 17, 2010
    Posted By: Bob Carr - verified customer

    This is a great ceramic rod. I use it almost daily to keep my edges up to par. I was worried about packing a ceramic rod in my knife bag until I got this one. I have been carrying it in my knife bag now for about a year and it shows no sign of breakage. This is a great product.

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    5  Product Review, February 22, 2010
    Posted By: Mark M - verified customer

    This is a good honing rod. It's a pretty good deal for a solidly built ceramic rod.

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    5  Product Review, February 8, 2010
    Posted By: Larry K - verified customer

    This honing rod is outstanding! Turned my Tojiro into a razor in a few passes per side. Even German steel is easy to make really sharp. Why even have good knives if you can't keep them sharp? This rod makes it easy.

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    5  Product Review, February 4, 2010
    Posted By: Woo-bae Kim - verified customer

    Good~!!

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    5  Product Review, January 26, 2010
    Posted By: Shawn Bohl - verified customer

    Purchased as a compliment to the MAC 7 piece block set. Welcome addition, handsomely made and the same great quality as their knives.

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