I'm leaning toward picking up a 12" DMT CS2 ceramic honing rod, and wonder if anyone has any thoughts on these as compared to others that are floating around out there. I already have the small 8" Idahone that came with my E.P. Apex and like it pretty well, but it's just a little too small for some of my knives.
I've done a bit of searching and it seems that the DMT (7 micron, 2200 mesh) is finer than the most comparable Idahone . . . perhaps a bit too fine? Except for my Carbonexts, my knives are mostly VG10. Nothing too exotic; I don't have any true carbon (yet). I'd probably also use it on my wife's Calphalon set (she's scared to death of the Japanese knives). Obviously, I'm just looking to true edges rather than remove a lot of steel.
Thanks for any thoughts!