We’ve had great luck with j. No problem sharpening my non-serrated knives with this.
I have been using an old chicago cutlery steel for years. And for years i have known it didn’t do much for an edge. That changed instantly when i finally splurged for this henckels steel. Wow, this really does the job.A little work on the diamond stone to get the proper angle and this new steel keeps it razor sharp.
I’ve have had this steel for a few years, and it is an awesome deal for the dollar.
I bought it additionally to a brand new knife set and i am glad i did. Good brand, i recommend their products, they’re worth every penny.
- Outstanding! What took me so long??
- Great sharpening steel!
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 32555-260 Knife Sharpening Steel 10″ Black
What more can i say and henkel stands behind their products. I purchased a set of henkel everstar (never need sharpening ) knives that in the 1990’s were top of the line and very expensive. I contacted henkel in 2008 expecting to get the run around or “where is your receipt from 13 years ago. To my surprise the us rep’s manager wrote me back to pick you a new set, send me the dull blades and they would replace it all. I purchased this sharpening blade and when they sent me the replacement knives that did nee sharpening, they sent a sharpening blade also at no charge. Now this is a reputable company.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. Trust me it is the good jam.
I selected this honing steel because i own a knife by them and am extremely impressed. A good steel will maintain your knives and reduce the amount of times you actually have to sharpen them.
The handle is very comfortable. It puts a nice edge on all my knives.
Handle is easy to hold and long enough for most knives. Gordon ramsay also uses this bad boy, so if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.
So much more usable than the 8-10 inch alternatives.
I bought this steel along with a henckels chef’s knife as part of my good starter cutlery when i moved to a new apartment. I still have that steel, and use it on a regular basis. There is a little rust around the base of the handguard, and the the hanging ring has darkened over the years. The steel surface is excellent and shows no wear. I must admit that i was surprised to see that the tool has not changed in all this time, but then, it needs no improvement.
I purchased this 12″ steel to replace the substandard 9″ steel that came with my henckels professional s knives. I’ve owned the knives for a good decade and was regularly honing them with the original 9″ steel. I knew it was substandard and continued to use it but finally got sick of the 9″ steel’s small size, weak performance, and perpetually loose handle (they’re poorly made). Though i have good technique and have kept my blades very healthy with the old steel, this is truly a professional tool that has brought my knives from merely “sharp” to “factory new” quality. A few swings before each use and these are sharper than the old steel could manage and like a whole new set of knives. Though i use my knives every day, i hone them carefully and can’t see that i will ever need a professional sharpening. If you’re trying to decide what steel to buy – just get this one. It’s built like a tank and i imagine that it will last as long as my knives. Dull knives are dangerous knives.
I have used henckels for many years.
So honestly, i have a different knife sharpener that i prefer but my hubby and son love this thing. And if they like it, they will use it. That means i always have a sharp knife in the drawer so i love it too.
Finally a sharpener that you can actually feel biting into the best steel blade knives. I have been thru several brands of these sharpeners, all ended up in the trash. You get what you pay for, and this one is worth the price.
This is my first honing steel, and i am very happy with it. It is nice and hefty and feels high quality. I noticed an immediate difference using this on some of my knives. I am glad i bought one that will last, because i am never going back to not using a steel on my knives before each use.
Good for poking guests from inside a cabinet.
This is the best henckels steel i have ever owned. Hones quickly and easily and well.
This steal is built for punishment. Its extremely solid in construction and heavy.
This is a great honing steel for upper end knives. We just purchased six zwilling-henckel pro series knives and this honing rod does an excellent job of keeping a good edge on them. I read somewhere that it has a rockwell hardness of 66. It gets used frequently and looks as though it will last.
This is as advertised and is a very functional steel.
Last one lasted almost 30 years.