Protected by a 3-part shock absorber system, TOG’s Ceramic Sharpening Rod is an easy, lightweight and effective way of maintaining the edge of a sharp knife.
Watch how the TOG knife master uses this honing rod here.
- Made of sintered black ceramic, which measures 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, just 2 points less than diamond
- Slightly abrasive surface, equivalent to a 2000 grit 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.
- 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.
- Evening Standard's 'Top Pick' best knife sharpener 2018
- Not suitable for very blunt or chipped knives (use whetstones or TOG’s sharpening service)
- An instructional video on how to use your Ceramic Honing Rod can be found here. For full knife care instructions, follow this link.
TOG Elite Japanese Kitchen Knives are made the slow way. The creation of UK-based designer Bert Beagley-Brown, TOG Knives combine the best of British design and Japanese craftsmanship. Made by hand in Seki - the Samurai sword capital of Japan - TOG Knives pass through the hands of eight artisan craftsmen, and each blade is numbered to demonstrate its unique nature. Within TOG’s unique 21-layer steel, these beautiful knives contain alternating layers of antimicrobial copper, giving them their distinct stripes. Sharp, balanced and exquisitely crafted, it’s no wonder each TOG knife carries a lifetime guarantee.