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With Shock Absorber
for repairing, refining and maintaining your edge
An easy and effective way of maintaining the edge of a sharp knife. The rod works by repairing small amounts of damage and sharpens at the same time. It is lightweight, easy to clean and protected by a 3-part shock absorber system. Not suitable for very blunt or chipped knives (use whetstones or our sharpening service).
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We sometimes receive Ceramic Honing Rods that unfortunately aren't quite up to scratch. These workshop seconds have very minor cosmetic flaws but function perfectly.
Like all our products, these are covered against manufacturing defects under the TOG Lifetime Guarantee. However, minor cosmetic defects are not covered for seconds.
Below is an example of the Grade A workshop second - the product numbered 1 shows a standard honing rod and product numbered 2 shows Grade A second.
Our honing rod is made of sintered black ceramic. This material measures 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, just 2 points less than diamond. It’s way harder than any steel knife and so can easily straighten tiny bits of your knife edge that get bent over.
The surface of the rod is slightly abrasive, equivalent to a 2000 grit Japanese whetstone. This means it sharpens (removes steel) as well as honing (straightening). It’s not coarse like a diamond steel, so you can use it regularly without wearing away your blade.
The patented 3-part shock absorber system absorbs 70% of the shock should the rod be dropped on the floor, reducing the risk of breakage. The tip protects the ceramic from hitting the floor and shock is dispersed along the rod’s length.
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