Posted By: CK
- verified customerThis 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 don't 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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