Work well with minimal effort.
Really good sharpens great last for quite awhile.
Worked great, did as i hoped. Coarse enough to sharpen my stainless knives, which are a pain to re-sharpen with fine sharpening steels.
I am writing a review after using this product for a few months now. Despite the self-proclaimed hype about sharpening knives, this steel does not work better than my other one from wushtof. The only thing i like better about this one is the fact that it is longer 12′ (compared to my 10′ wushtof). Also, this steel started to rust (yes, rust) at the top end near the plastic cap. Sorry, i wanted to like this but it definitely did not not meet my expectations from the other reviews and the product description.
Their was nothing to not like a out the product.
The diamond coating doesn’t last well.
- Fastest Sharpener in the West and can be used on glass as well
- Great edge tune up
- works well but poorly built
It does the job and makes it easy to keep razor edges on my knives.
Though use to round vs oval, finally a coarse steel with great grit.
Very nice to resharpen knives.
Fine enough for honing and just coarse enough for all around sharpening. Plan to order other sizes and styles.
Edited 12/31/2011: my son has finished his apprenticeship, and he is now the head butcher in our local grocery store. He still uses this to sharpen his best knives. My son is apprenticing under the tutelage of a butcher, and his mentor recommended an oval sharpener. My son says it works well for sharpening the knives he uses during his workday.
Features of The Ultimate Edge 10N 10-Inch Standard Diamond Sharpening Steel
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- 10 inch by 1/2 inch oval, 600 grit diamond
- Fits most standard knife blocks; made of microcrystalline diamonds bonded with nickel to oval steel shaft
- Works with serrated knives; also files glass, crystal, and china
- Lightweight, versatile and easy to use
- Rugged plastic handle has hanging hole
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This is the second purchase of this particular brand of sharpening steel. They do wear out after a while, but in comparison to other brands, this one seems to last and last. The 600 grit results in a fairly smooth cutting edge. I don’t use this diamond sharpening steel every time the knife dulls. Instead i use a metal sharpening steel to true the edge of blade. When that process no longer works to sharpen the knife, i then use the diamond sharpening steel to remove metal and put on a new edge. I’ve bought other diamond sharpening steels from amazon, but this is by far my favorite.
I gave this as a christmas present so i haven’t used it myself. The person to whom it was given was quite impressed with it.
I prefer the flat diamond steel over the round type; much faster blade restoration imo. I’m a personal chef and bought this to add to my traveling kit; it’s not as wide as the one i have at home but it does the trick. I do what one of my culinary school instructors taught me; every time i use my knife i give it 5 strokes on one side of the blade, then 5 on the other. Then 4, and 4; 3, and 3, etc.
I have inexpensive knives and this tool made them perform like those used by professional chefs. Only takes 6-8 passes to get a very sharp edge. Definitely makes cooking easier now.
Works just like it’s supposed to work. I’d definitely recommend it to a friend. Nice handle, puts a great edge on my knives.
I bought this for my husband for father’s day after he had used a friend’s. Thanks for carrying this item.
10 inch by 1/2 inch oval, 600 grit diamond
It was excellent and easy to use.
Inexpensive and easy to use. All my kitchen knives are now sharp as razors. After using it often for more than 10 years it takes a bit longer to obtain the edge i like so i just ordered a replacement.
I have lots of knives this works great, buy this rough one and just don’t push too hard to finish the job.
This is the first sharpener of this type for me. As with all sharpening getting right angle is important. The very fine diamond surface gives a good feel (feedback) so you can keep the angle more easily than with other sharpeners i have used. I just hope this thing lasts a while. Sometimes this sort of surface comes off too soon.
This product is awesome in my kitchen. This is the best knife sharpener out of all that i have owned. I actually bought three of them. Gave one to my boyfriend for christmas and kept the other as a spare for when i need a new one.
. This rod keeps my edges like razors. . I was somewhat disappointed with the quality of the materials used in construction. Everything from the plastic used in the handle to the grit itself. The entire piece just feels flimsy in your hand and i feel like if it slipped away from me and hit a hard floor it might break. The abrasive surface does an excellent job on my blades but for what little i use this piece, i already feel like it is wearing out and don’t expect this tool to last long. I don’t abuse it when i use it. I don’t want to be too negative.
Fits most standard knife blocks; made of microcrystalline diamonds bonded with nickel to oval steel shaft
I have used these for years in the kitchen and also for elk and deer hunting. The sharpener is small enough that you can carry it in the field when hunting and it also stores easily in the kitchen. I use only high quality knives and this sharpener keeps them razor sharp. I would recommend this to anyone who knows how to use a sharpening steel. The diamond works faster and better than any regular steel sharpener.
I have the fine edge sharpening steel and decided to buy this one. It definitely gets the job done and done well. I don’t know about the other ppl and them saying it doesn’t work. I’ll tell u this i’m a cook so i use my knife a lot and my coworkers all want to borrow it.
I cut meat for our local grocery store and know the importance of having a really sharp knife. I was told about the diamond sharpening steel by a coworker that had gotten his at ‘kiss the cook’ he paid $30 plus for his. Being on a tight budget right now due to rising gas prices i wasn’t able to go and buy the one he was telling me about so i searched amazon. I found this sharpener/steel and decided to try it. This item arrived today and immediately got out my work knives. The were super sharp in no time and it didn’t take much effort on my part at all. My arms will not get as sore now that i have the ability to keep my knives sharp. This sharpener is highly recommended.
Got this, a fine and a steel. Knives are so sharp you can shave with them. If you hate a dull knife as much as i do, i highly recommend them.
This is not sharpening steel, it is an amazingly convenient sharpener. Over the years i have used the laski system, hard and soft arkansas stones, but finally settled on a diamond stone/plate. When i saw this ‘steel’ i was intrigued. It is everything i’d hoped for. I run it under the water before each sharpening. When i am not happy with a knife, this steel is hanging right there. 10 seconds and the knife, big or little, is sharp again. As an additional benefit, the instructions noted that it can be used on glass.
Quick cutting – removes material fast — coarse edge is best on utility knifes.
Puts a great edge on some of my older knives. It’s a more aggressive steel which works well on knives that need to be re-edged.
Works with serrated knives; also files glass, crystal, and china
For the money, this sharpener works great and puts an incredibly sharp and lasting edge on all of my knives in a very short amount of time.
Already sharpened my knives and it is working great.
He was very happy to receive this knife sharpener and is very pleased with the results he gets when he uses it.
Very coarse fast cut which i wanted. You do need a finer grit to finish/touch up every day though. I also have one of these at my wood shop, much better than anything sold for woodworking on shaper knives.
Cook’s illustrated rated this sharpening steel as the best, and i think they’re absolutely correct. I have used this steel regularly for the past year or two, and my knives have never come close to staying this sharp before.
I use my knives every day and i don’t like them dull. If you want to remove a lot of metal, put on a bit of pressure and this sharpener will do the job. Barely touch the knife to the steel and stroke very gently to fine-tune. This performed better than i expected.
Lightweight, versatile and easy to use
I ordered 2 ultimate edges for friends since i already own myself. They used last elk season and were thrilled with how well and quick edge was brought back to life when skinning animals. Brings edge back with just a few swipes. I’ve carried and used for years as go to knife tune up when skinning elk or deer. It is always in my pack with knives for caring for game. One caution clean knife edge of meat or lard before touch up do to diamond surface will plug up with crud. Soap, water & sponge cleans diamond surface very well. One note if the cook of the house uses the sharpener you may need to buy 2 if you want one in back pack. I keep one in knife drawer at home, better than regular steel.
This is a tool i’ve been wanting for a while. I finally realized my flat stones and diamond sharpening plates wouldn’t enable me to sharpen all my knives, scissors, and such. This tool does and the cost was reasonable.
Treat it gently and it will reward you with sharp knives for a long time.
I used this item over the course of 1 week. It sharpens dull knives really quickly. Hope it last a reasonable time. Will review again in awhile. The ultimate edge 10nc 10-inch coarse diamond sharpening steel.
True diamond coated sharpener, fine enough, but for a razor edge,,,(to shave with) porcelain rods or the like will be needed to ‘hone’ a razor edge on your blade. This is a great sharpener though.