Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:24 pm
I have some Shun Classics and Wusthof classics and I'm looking for a rod that will work well with such knives.
I heard Ceramic rods work well, but I'm ignorant and would be appreciated if you could guide me to a good product.
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:25 pm
This is the rod I recommend for most knives on our site. It's really good: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mac-black ... g-rod.html
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:32 pm
I love my Idahone. It's longer and almost half the price of the Mac-Black. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sharpeningrod.html
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:08 am
I find that the Idahone works very well. I'd like to give the Mac a try one day too. Just the weight of the blade on the hone held horizontally seems the best method.
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:27 am
I hate to do this outside of the box, but I have had great results on soft steel with this for $2.00. I never steel hard steel so I can't comment on that...http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/Smoky+Mountain+Knife+Works/Tennessee+Big+Stick%26%23153%3B+Ceramic+Sharpening+Rod/SI1020.html
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:46 pm
The MAC Black and Idahone will do an equally good job. The MAC Black is made around a metal reinforcing rod and has a much better chance of surviving a fall or living in a knife bag which gets shlepped around than the Idahone. The Idahone is significantly less expensive and available as a 12" rod. To my mind the 12" Idahone fine is one of the three or four best deals in the knife universe.
No matter which rod you buy, combine a very light touch with very few strokes. Shuns tend to be chippy, be mindful.