The Best Utopia Kitchen – 10 Inch Steel Knife Sharpening Rod
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 10-inch knife sharpening steel rod is for all types of knives, including kitchen, household, sporting and pocket knives; sharpens standard knives; The steel rod is made of carbon steel and plated with nickel-chrome; the fine surface of the steel rod prevents the cutting edge from damage when sharpening; Easy to use, right or left handed with an ergonomic handle that fits all hands; slip-resistant rubber bottom mean your sharpener is easy to handle and stays in place during use; Quick, safe, and easy to use; Use non-woven oil cloth soaked with cooking oil to wipe the body and dry it; if washed with water, be sure to wipe the rod dry completely after washing and hang in a cool place to air-dry; do not put the sharpener into the dishwasher
Great product for the money. The handle feels good in the hands, especially for big hands like my own. The handle is a little cheap in construction but seems durable enough and easy to clean. The honing steel itself is solid, beefy and long enough to handle big knives and cleavers. Works beautifully. Made all my dull knives very, very sharp. I will not have to sharpen my knives very often as this professional quality steel will maintain the blade so much longer between sharpenings. Hard and smooth enough for several of my mid-range Japanese knives. Made my quality chef cleaver sharp enough to cut paper thin sections of garlic. Very happy with this purchase.
I have an electric knife sharpner and it was doing a decent job. I'm lazy, to have to dig it out every time I needed to sharpen a knife got old but fighting with a tomato was worse. I remember my parents having one of these and not knowing anything about what they should be made of ... etc. I went by the reviews. It is one of the best purchases I made. Every time a knife comes out of the drawer so does the the sharpener. Tomatos fear me now. There is nothing like having a dependable sharp knife when you are cooking.
I've had some of these in the past but never really used them. We purchased some Wustof and Cutco knives, sharpened them and they stay extremely sharp if you use this before you use it and after you clean it. I eat a lot of tomatoes and now my knives just glide through the tomatoes with no effort at all. Before I re-sharpened my knives, a tomato was no fun and I usually just ended up getting a cheap serrated knife out. It did a better job. Now I have to be careful. My wife really loves that our knives are always sharp. She does a lot of cooking and chipping from scratch, and this has made cooking more pleasant for her. No fighting with the knives anymore.
Restores sharp edge in seconds! Warning for beginners: when honing on steel apply only extremely light pressure. Number 1 mistake is applying pressure. Number 2 mistake is wrong and inconsistent angle. Pictured with AngleGuide that makes honing a no-brainer.AngleGuide Sharpening System for Knives - Angle Guides for Sharpening on Stones from 10° to 20° AND for Honing on Rods 14°, 16°, 18°, 20°You don't need to sharpen often. You can hone knife for several months without ever need to sharpen it. When your angle is consistent, you just restore sharpness in a few strokes. I maintain ultimate sharpness for months with just using honing steel.
This will sharpen any knife you have. A dull knife is so dangerous. I’ve been living with good knives and a very old, mediocre rod for far too long. As Thanksgiving approached I decided to upgrade my knife sharpening situation and I’m glad I did. This inexpensive rod has worked out very well for me. My meat carving is now on the level of solidly respectable. Not sure how long it will last but dont really care because of the low price. This is buying me time to decide on a higher end rod. In the end, it certainly hasn’t harmed my knives and that’s the bottom line.
I was looking for a simple steel to hone kitchen, utility, and camping knives. This is perfect for what I was looking for. It's not flashy but it feels well made and after testing it on several kitchen knives, it seems to do its job. It gave all my knives a much sharper edge after a few passes, and these knives were quite dull. The higher quality the blade, the sharper this will make it. It comes with a flimsy plastic covering that snaps together if you'd like to protect your steel, although I don't plan on keeping it for long. I would buy a longer steel if I was planning on sharpening huge knives, but this works for all of mine, the longest about an 8 or 10 inch blade. Overall, I'd certainly buy this again and would recommend it to friends.
This feels extremely solid. I'm comfortable throwing this thing off a cliff and 4 semi trucks after it and it being fine. The plastic handle has a grippy matte finish that makes it feel premium. Even if it's plastic, it's a really great plastic. The balance makes me think the tang goes just before the ring. The ring itself is sturdy, pulling on it or prying it makes it obvious there's no give. The rod itself does its job without much flair, it does what it's supposed to. for a cheap steel, this is all I can ask for. If you'd like some extra wiggle room, get the 12, if not then just save a few bucks.
A good quality sharpening steel is one of those tools that is easy to forget to have and use, but it makes life simpler and safer in the kitchen. This steel works well and sells at a great price. The next time you (try to) cut a tomato or debone a chicken with a dull kitchen knife, think about buying one of these. They are easy to use--no batteries or plugs, they take up no counter space, and in a matter of moments you have a sharp blade. There's a good reason why you see them being used in butcher shops and restaurants.