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Mosaic Solid Floral Print Sibling Sets
Mosaic Solid Floral Print Sibling Sets Review
Maren Thompson: I love this brand and everything they make. This piece is of high quality and works well. If unsure on how to properly use this, don't ruin your knives by trying it yourself.
Michael Stack: This 12" steel performs its job admirably, providing a nice long surface to stroke a blade across and developing a distinctive ring characteristic when the blade is struck across correctly.I've been maintaining my blades for about six months with it and have had no need to pursue any further sharpening as of yet.
Michel Aaij: Oh, I can't tell you how happy I am to have this well-made honing steel--it feels so good that I don't even have to force myself to go five strokes on both sides of the blade before I start chopping (as Dinosaur Jr. would have it). This is a very nice and solid piece of equipment, it looks pretty good, and it does what it's supposed to do very well.Now, for those who say "it's not a sharpening tool!"--you're right. Then again, since I got this thing, and have started using it very regularly, I have not had to sharpen any of my knives, and yes, even blades that seemed all too dull were not beyond salvation. I cannot tell (though I know the definitions) were honing stops and sharpening starts, but I have the feeling that if your knives aren't in too bad a shape they might well benefit from a serious application of the steel. Don't offend the purists and call that 'sharpening'--but as long as your knives cut better as a result, who cares what the purists call it?One final thing: as with many tools, size counts: 12 inches seems, to me, to be some sort of a minimum length for a honer--this one is long enough, and I certainly wouldn't consider a 10-inch steel.
Senor Zoidbergo: You'll need one of these bad boys if you want to keep your knives in any sort of sharp condition.I hone my knives on this steel a couple times before using my knives, and a couple times after using, to maintain a sharp edge. Periodically, every 6 months or so, I break out my Chef's Choice Diamond Sharpener to really sharpen my knives.I have Wusthof Classic and Henckels Pro-S knives, which work fine with this steel. There may be other knives which have a hardness rating higher than that of this steel. This steel has a hardness rating of 66, so keep that in mind when you purchase your knives. And, Japanese knives must be sharpened at a different angle than German knives- I think it's ~10 degrees vs. 22.5 for ze Germans.
T: I think this is a bit overpriced, hence 1 star being knocked off, but I can't see any other flaws with it. I like the big beefy handle, very comfortable to hold, and the length is good for my 8" chef's knife. The whole thing seems to be quite solidly built, should last a very long time. Helps realign the edge very easily, just a few strokes on each side and you're good to go.