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hone for a chef’s knife with a RCH 61-63.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:53 pm

I would like to buy a hone for a chef’s knife with a Rockwell hardness of 61 to 63. Could you please provide a recommendation for what I might purchase.



Thanks for your help.



Michael

Re: hone for a chef’s knife with a RCH 61-63.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:55 pm

Hi Michael,

Most stones will work for knives in that hardness range.

The Shapton Glass stone set we sell here would be good for most knives including yours:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sh6pcstset.html

Re: hone for a chef’s knife with a RCH 61-63.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:46 pm

Is he looking for a stone, or like an Idahone ceramic rod?

Re: hone for a chef’s knife with a RCH 61-63.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:57 pm

I never know since the term "hone" gets used for stones and rods by customers. In this case I was wrong. He wanted a rod.

So, for a good rod try the Idahone:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/id12cerodwna.html

I like these because they are pretty fine, gentle on the edges and still remove a small bit of material each time you use it. Hard and smooth is best for higher hardness knives.

Re: hone for a chef’s knife with a RCH 61-63.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:51 pm

I have a Tojiro dp. Although its not quite as hard as your blade, ive gotten what seems to be great results from the Idahone rod- if used correctly, of course.

~~Gabe
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