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If you have never tried a ceramic “steel” you should!
This beauty has a 8 inch, round rod, and has the a slightly lighter weight and feel as the old normal steel sharpeners.
I have found ceramic sharpeners have a “hard” feel to them and they don’t feel to be working – until you see the metal from your knife on the sharpener! Look at the photo – from one use!
They last longer than traditional sharpeners as they don’t wear quickly or corrode.
This one is a fine finishing rod to get your knives razor sharp – I use one after a diamond steel, for a few swipes, as a finishing steel.
Used in exactly the same way you use your old steel “steel”.
Overall length: 13 inch (33cm)
Rod length: 8 inch (20cm)
Rod diameter: 13.35mm
Weight: 142 grams
Handle: Soft, comfortable, plastic moulded.
Some people tell you a normal metal “steel” doesn’t wear out. Well I have bought brand new ones that were less than useless – and they do corrode and they DO wear out. Ask any butcher.