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

Idahone Fine Ceramic Rod 12" Black

Item #: R-12B
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Idahone Ceramic Sharpening Rod 12". This ceramic rod is used to hone your knives and maintain the edge. This rod is considered a fine rod and has a 1200 grit. This rod has an optional leather sheath that you can purchase using the drop down box. This is the exact same rod as the other one on the site except for the handle color.

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

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  • Customer Reviews
    Average rating is 5
    5.0
    By:  Houston
    So. Il
    Love these. They call it at 12000 grit and I think this is accurate. However,where this thing pulls double-duty is "cutting" the burr off of cheap steel edges. The 12000 grit with ultra light pressure leaves a fine edge for general kitchen chores. It is only fair to warn that these will break. They will also get stolen. My reason for purchasing here.
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    5.0
    By:  Ed Lewis
    Brattleboro,VT
    Exactly as anticipated - beautiful tool along w/ eraser
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    5.0
    By:  Larry Foy
    SE PA
    Bought a ceramic sharpener then read that I should not use on my Japanese style knife???
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    5.0
    By:  CK
    Wash,DC
    This is a great honing rod.

    Up to this point,I have used a global which seemed to do the trick. This rod is a finer grit than the global but seems to work every bit as well. (I donít know what the grit is,but perhaps somebody could chime in and say). When I purchased this,I also purchased the Mac rod which is also a nice addition. The Mac is a well made honing rod that deserves more time on my knives before I submit a review. That said,when using the both the Idahone Fine and the Mac,I have to say that the former gets the nod. The edge this puts on the blade is remarkably fine,provides some toothyness,all with just a few swipes. As for my knives,I have had success with this rod on the whole lot. This includes my softer all carbon Sabatiers,and my harder Japanese blades (Moritaka and Misonos,both carbon and Ux10s). Oh,and you Sabatier holders out there: Let me say that again. This rod does a very good job with the carbon Sabs: Just three or four swipes a side and you are really good to go. Great edge,great performance. Simply put,other than the fact that the build is not quite as robust as the Mac,this is a great rod for the price. Look at it this way,for the price of a decent bottle of wine,you can get a hone that really does help you maintain a screaming sharp edge with easy. What more could you ask for?

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    5.0
    By:  Brent Kirk
    Richmond
    I use this after every shift and maybe a little between and It gets the perfect edge for all your kitchen work . the leather sheath is perfect. It cleans up real easily and never wears out. Other cooks in my kitchen have the diamond rods and when their start to wear out which will happen eventually they ask to borrow mine. its perfect
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    5.0
    By:  J. Brown
    Louisville,KY
    Excellent ceramic rod. Glad I decided on the 12". It’s very comfortable with my 10" knives. The leather sheath is much nicer than I expected and a great add-on. Very happy with the purchase!
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    5.0
    By:  Jameel
    Mt Laurel,NJ
    Excellent hone. About 3 weeks into using a new Mac Mighty Chef’s knife,I felt a slight slip on one section of the knife when slicing a tomato. One series of strokes across this hone,and the knife was working like it was out of the box. The length is perfect for a 9.5 in chef’s knife. Highly recommended.
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    5.0
    By:  Glenn R
    Central NY
    Great performer. A big improvement from what I was using. Very happy with the purchase.
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    5.0
    By:  Manny c
    Cumberland RI
    Works great. Chips easily so you may want to grab the protective sheath. Also if you not paying attention to the angle which you hold your knife you may cut this thing. I purchased this with my Tojiro because I read not to use steel on it.
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    5.0
    By:  A
    New York,NY
    I use this on some Japanese stainless and carbon steel knives. Fast and easy results. I should have bought this thing years ago. If you already have a bunch of stones and you get tired of setting up every time your knife needs a touch up,the Idahone will make your life a lot easier.
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