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    Borosilicate Honing Rod.

    Borosilicate rods..who uses them and are they worth it?

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    I have one that I use occasionally. I like to use them before I strop to align any part of my edge that might snag or otherwise cause undue wear on my strop or soft stone. You can go without but if mine broke, I'd probably buy another one.

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    I have one and use it, but not that often. I tend to use it when I don't feel my leather loaded strop is working, and even then I only use it with certain knives. But I do like tk59's idea and might try that.

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    I use it at work 'cause it's fast. I actually use the leather sheath as a strop more often though.
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    I use it to strop/deburr stainless knives I don't want to get too polished.

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    So I'm better off spending $45. on a nice leather stropping pad vs $90. on a glass rod? I'll be using it mostly for work,so size and convienence is key.Which will give me better results?

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    Mine is part of my travel kit. After a while the smooth steel rod gets heavy

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    I quite like the HA Knife Mate which is a compact polished steel that fits in your pocket.

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    Do you have a ceramic rod? I keep a Mac black ceramic rod in my work kit. No issues or worries of it getting damaged in my bag, no issues with carrying a possibly messy loaded strop.
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    The glass really only works well on really sharp knives. When my knives no longer respond well to the glass, I then use the black ceramic from mac.

    Both have their place in my kit.

    This is of course at work where its just more convenient than bringing in my strop base different leather and felt pads with compounds and such..
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