View Full Version : Ceramic Honing Rod

Marko Tsourkan
03-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Looking for some info on ceramic (honing/sharpening) rods to be used to maintain a bread knife. What are top of the line rods out there? I guess, rods in 1-3K range would be of interest.



03-03-2013, 10:40 PM
Mac, idahone.

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 01:34 AM
What's the diameter of either of these rods?

03-04-2013, 01:59 AM
I would think the Spyderco triangle would work well for getting into serrations. I believe they have rods that cover the full grit range.

03-04-2013, 02:03 AM
Ben Dale offers 2 1200 grit ceramic hones, the same grit as the Idahone. Large hone looks like 1/2 inch diameter, travel hone is shorter and maybe 5/16 diameter. I may have a spare if you want to test one.

03-04-2013, 02:27 AM
Mac is 16mm, and just for kicks the HA glass rod is 13mm.

NO ChoP!
03-04-2013, 09:00 AM
Black Mac is the safe bet. My tojiro bread responds best to the DMT fine rod....its diamond, though.

Marko Tsourkan
03-04-2013, 09:56 AM
Diamond rod would be fine, but preferably in 1/2 diameter. I looked up DMT rods, they are a bit smaller.

03-04-2013, 07:37 PM
DMT also makes a ceramic rod. .5 inch x 12". It's rated at 2200 mesh/ 7 micron. Pretty close to Shapton's 2000.