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A honing steel, sometimes referred to as sharpening steel, sharpening stick, sharpening rod, butcher's steel, and chef's steel is a rod of steel, ceramic or diamond coated steel used to realign blade edges. They are flat, oval, or round in cross-section and up to one foot long (30 cm). The steel and ceramic honing steels may have longitudinal ridges, whereas the diamond coated steels are smooth but will be embedded with abrasive diamond particles.

The naming ("honing" or "sharpening") is often a misnomer, because the traditional "honing steel" neither hones nor sharpens a blade. Instead, its function is to realign a curled edge rather than remove metal from the edge. The term "hone" is associated with light maintenance performed on a blade without the effort and precision normally associated with sharpening, so the name "hone" was loaned. In the 1980s, ceramic abrasives became increasingly popular, and proved an equal, if not superior, method for accomplishing the same daily maintenance tasks; manufacturers replaced steels with ceramic (and later, manufactured diamond abrasive) sharpening "steels" that were, in fact, hones.

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MAC 10 1/2" Black Ceramic Honing Rod with Grooves

MAC 10 1/2" Black Ceramic Honing Rod with Grooves

$54.95

New Feature!  The new black ceramic rods now feature two grooved sides (on opposite sides of the rod) for more aggressive honing.  Just turn the rod 90° to use the grooved sides or smooth sides.  Be sure to view additional product images above. New Feature!  The new rods still have the same rubberized end cap but it is now flush with the diamete...


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MAC White Ceramic Honing Rod 8 1/2"

MAC White Ceramic Honing Rod 8 1/2"

$25.95

This 8½" honing rod has a medium 1200 grit surface that polishes your edge smooth.  Similar in function to a traditional European "steel" these rods are meant to "hone" or gently realign your edge.  Use it daily in commercial restaurant environments or once every few weeks in home environments to maintain a fine edge.  This does not replace shar...


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