After testing countless knife sharpening steels we have come up with a list of the best ones. Read full review now!
#1 Utopia Kitchen 12 Inch Steel Knife Sharpening Rod
Utopia Kitchen 12 Inch knife sharpening steel is the best I have tried. The steel rod is made from carbon steel and is plated with nickel-chrome. The diameter and quality of the steel rod is certainly impressive. Just with a few passes it makes dull knives super sharp. So sharp in fact you can make paper thin cuts and have to handle the knifes carefully so you don’t accidentally cut your own finger.
The handle has rubbery plastic feel to it and has a cheap but durable feeling to it. It’s very comfortable to hold. It has a hook on the end so you can hang it.
Utopia Kitchen 12 Inch knife sharpening steel shouldn’t be washed in dishwasher, instead use a non-woven cloth to clean it.
The value for money of Utopia Kitchen 12 Inch knife sharpening steel is insane. It’s cheaply priced but is a high quality product that works really great. If you are looking for an affordable knife sharpening steel this is the one to get!
- Makes knives super sharp
- High quality steel rod
#2 Kota Japan 12 in. Diamond Carbon Steel Professional Knife Sharpener Rod
Kota Japan 12 inch carbon steel knife sharpening rod is rated 1000 grit diamond. Some consumers might find this knife sharpening steel to be too aggressive but it does a great job of making knives super sharp. Just with a few strokes on each sides your blade will become very sharp.
This is high quality sharpening rod that will last many years, perhaps even decades. It also has a handing hole on the handle.
- Makes knives very sharp with just a few strokes
- High quality product
- Might be too aggressive for some
#3 Winware 12-Inch Stainless Steel Sharpening Steel
Winware 12-inch stainless steel sharpening steel is the third best product we have tested in this category. The steel is smooth and effective, however it’s too rough for fine edge blades. Other than that it does a good job at sharpening knives.
The handle isn’t all that comfortable. There is a hook on the end so you can hang it.
- Too rough for finer blades
- Handle is uncomfortable