Honing Rod: Steel or Ceramic?

Whether or not you've taken the plunge into sharpening your own knives, you might wonder about the different kinds of honing steels for light knife maintenance. Is ceramic, smooth steel, or grooved steel the best material to keep your knives in great shape? Find out how the different materials affect your knives, and what to look for in a honing rod.

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