Knife sharpening question

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rightisright
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Knife sharpening question

Post by rightisright » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:50 pm

Just picked up a Lansky ceramic rod to take camping/keep in the Jeep.

Do these ceramic rods also take the place of a good steel? In other words, do they straighten the edge like a steel does?

ETA: It's this bad boy: http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-8-Ceramic- ... 700&sr=8-1

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Re: Knife sharpening question

Post by SeekHer » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:56 pm

The definitive answer is yes and no!

The do everything that an Arkansas stone does but not what a steel (like a file) or diamond hones would...Of course it depends on the severity on the nick.

I had the pocket version in my packbag at all times to touch up filleting blades.
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Re: Knife sharpening question

Post by rightisright » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:03 am

Ok! I'll keep this one for camping and keep the regular fluted steel in the kitchen.

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