Rod has a steel core with rubber in between to reinforce the rod while providing shock absorption
Rubberized end cap absorbs shock and to stabilize the rod against your cutting board while in use
Ceramic honing rods are a much harder material than a traditional steel and have a much finer grit which obtains faster and better results
Medium 2000 grit surface polishes your knife edge smooth
Made in Japan
The Mac Black Ceramic Honing Rod features two grooved sides (on opposite sides of the rod) for more aggressive honing. Turn the rod 90° to use the grooved sides or smooth sides. Includes a rubberized end cap, flush with the diameter of the rod to reduce "catching" on the knife. Black ceramic material is a new type of ceramic that is much harder than traditional white ceramic which will quickly realign an edge and works well on harder Japanese steel knives which tend to have a higher Rockwell hardness.
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