I had the fun experience of watching what happens when a ceramic honing rod falls off a counter onto a concrete floor last night. Net result, I'm in the market for a new honing rod. I've been using the Mac white ceramic rod for close to ten years. I like it. It works as advertised and as I recall, wasn't terribly expensive. Since I'm looking for a new honing rod, I figured I'd throw it out there and ask if anyone knows of anything new. If I could find a similar rod which is oval or flat as opposed to round, I might give that a try, but at the moment, I'm inclined to replace it and call it good. Thoughts???