|•||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.