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Honing Steel Knife Sharpener - 30 cm rod


Regular price $77.00

A sharp knife is a safe knife.

  • DESCRIPTION

      Just like how it takes a diamond to cut a diamond, it takes a very hard steel to hone a steel blade. At HRC 65, the KOTAI Honing Steel can fix even the hardest steel alloys in just a few strokes.

    • Forged from rust-resistant, high-carbon steel
    • Keeps knives razor-sharp in seconds
    • Protective finger guard for maximum safety
    • Pointed tip rod for stability
    • Magnetic

  • SPECIFICATIONS

    Rod length / Total length
    30 cm (9") / 42,3 cm (14")
    Weight
    331 g (11.7 oz)
    Guided honing angle
    15 degrees
    Rod material
    #75 carbon steel
    Rod hardness
    HRC 65 +/- 1
    Handle material
    Pakkawood

  • MAINTENANCE

    * Hand-wash and dry after washing

90 days money-back guarantee

2 years warranty

Free worldwide shipping for orders > 150€

CHARACTERISTICS

#70 Carbon Steel

Just like how it takes a diamond to cut a diamond, it takes a very hard steel to hone a steel blade.
At HRC 65, the KOTAI honing steel can fix even the hardest steel alloys in just a few strokes.

Honing vs. Sharpening

Honing realigns the blade edge in just a few strokes, while sharpening removes the dull edge to create a new, sharp one.
Use the honing steel for weekly maintenance and use the whetstone to restore the blade's edge when sharpening becomes necessary.

Get The Angle Right

To help you hone your blade at the correct angle, the finger guard features a built-in 15˚ guide.

A dull blade is harder to control and risks slipping, increasing the chances of injuring your fingers.

A good honing steel will help you realign your knife’s edge to make cooking safer, faster and more enjoyable.

Thanks to the hard steel used in making KOTAI knives, they only require honing every week or so, depending on use.


CHEF TESTIMONIALS

Comfortable and well-balanced. I love the hand-hammered pattern on the blade. Excellent craftsmanship.

- PHILIPPE COLINET, three times Michelin Starred Chef at Colette (5-star hotel Sezz), Saint-Tropez, France

Knife experts at the service of gastronomy experts.

- ROBERT FONTANA, Executive Chef, Pacific Club Hong Kong

Powerful knife, yet very comfortable and precise.
I always have it right beside me.

- THIBAUT GAMBA, Michelin Starred Chef at La Table, (5-star hotel Clarance), Lille, France

I am speechless! The knife is spectacular!

- FRANCESCO ARENA, Executive Chef, Maison B hotel (4-star hotel), Rimini, Italy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This knife is made of 440C steel from Japan. 440C is a high-carbon stainless steel, meaning that it combines the property of high-carbon steel (very hard due to the high carbon content of 0.95%+ and the vacuum heat treatment, therefore very sharp and able to keep its edge for much longer than other steels) and stainless steel (ability to resist corrosion and stains). So the blade will not rust, but you have to care for it properly by washing it with soapy water and drying it quickly after using it.

Do not put it in the dishwasher or leave it to soak in the sink.

A “cheap” knife will end up costing you more in the long run, because it can break or turn dull. Low quality steel will not keep a sharp edge no matter how many hours you waste on sharpening, and you will end up having to buy a new knife every year or so.

There are plenty of “cheap” knives that cannot perform to decent standards and very few options for chefs who are passionate about cooking, need the right tools to assist them in their career or hobby but are not willing to overspend on a brand name. Get your KOTAI knife today for a lifetime of safe and delicious cooking.

We believe that a good knife should be a chef's trusted partner for life.

That is why we are proud to stand behind our knives with a lifetime warranty.

If you find that your knife has any manufacturing defect, you may contact us at help@kotaikitchen.com and we will repair or replace it for free.

On top of the lifetime manufacturing warranty, you can benefit from the protection of a 90-day money-back warranty in case your KOTAI knife does not live up to your expectations.

Try a KOTAI knife risk-free and return it within 90 days if you do not like it. No questions asked.