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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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The Ultimate Edge 10N 10-Inch Standard Diamond Sharpening Steel + The Ultimate Edge 10NC 10-Inch Coarse Diamond Sharpening Steel + The Ultimate Edge 10NUF 10-Inch Oval Ultra Fine Diamond Finishing Steel
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Product Description

The Ultimate Edge Model 10N Standard is designed to fit in most standard knive blocks. We narrowed the shaft by 1/4 inch. 10 inch by 1/2 inch oval

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 4.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0001KOA9G
  • Item model number: 10N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,225 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

The diamonds do the job they're meant to do- put on a good sharp edge.
Richard Morrow
Unlike a steel, the diamond grit embedded along its length removes enough metal to create micro-serrations in the edge.
Dan Goodrich
It really works superb and overall performance is above all expectations.
Mikhail Linetsky

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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Dan Goodrich on September 7, 2008
I confess to being a bit of a geek when it comes to knife sharpening. I keep all of my knifes razor sharp and a box of band-aids in the kitchen for friends who are unaccustomed to working with really sharp knives.

I have found the Ultimate Edge to combine the action of a medium sharpening stone with that of a sharpening Steel. Like a steel, the small area of contact with the knife will straighten an edge that has rolled over as a result of contact with something unyielding. Unlike a steel, the diamond grit embedded along its length removes enough metal to create micro-serrations in the edge.

Micro-serrations are microscopic teeth raised in the edge through contact with a hard abrasive surface. The good thing about micro-serrations is they help a knife bite. For example, such a knife will slice through the skin of a tomato without slipping. The bad thing about micro-serrations is they wear away rather quickly and must be renewed frequently.

Most folks who spend too much time thinking knife sharpening prefer a "polished edge" which is achieved by stropping the edge after shaping and sharpening with a stone. Stropping (sometimes called buffing) involves removing the scratches (and micro-serrations) left by the sharpening stone, resulting in a perfectly smooth edge. A polished edge is extremely sharp and relatively durable. The edge on a new razor blade is an example of a polished edge. I touch up the edges of my knives the first time I feel them slip cutting into a tomato. For knives I use every day that translates to about once a month.

If you are someone who wants to maintain a polished edge on your knives - I would not recommend the Ultimate Edge (or any of the other diamond coated steels out there). For the other 99.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mikhail Linetsky on January 30, 2005
I purchased this Diamond Sharpening Steel from Amazon and have used it for a couple of days. It really works superb and overall performance is above all expectations. It not only realigns the edge but sharpens it as well. I.e. it removes material (steel) in infinitesimal amount that accumulates on the surface of the tool as extremely fine dust. It takes only a few effortless strokes for simple edge realignment if the knife is sharp or few minutes of work if the knife is dull. But in any case, the result is amazing! Once in a while this Diamond Sharpening Steel should be put under running water for only a few seconds for cleaning and steel dust residue flushes with water. Maintenance is simple and easy.

So, whether you have cheap knives or expensive ones this tool is worth the money. The only issue I leave open is durability of this Diamond Sharpening Steel. Theoretically it should last forever but in reality it remains to be seen.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Swasivious on April 27, 2008
I sharpen my knives every 4 or 5 uses and find that these sharpeners last about two years. They are the best you can use to get a very sharp edge, but they do wear out. Scrub with a brush and soap and you can extend life. I am ordering my third sharpener and also give them to relatives who are surprised how dull their knives were.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ChrisG on September 1, 2010
I bought this sharpening steel a few years ago, and it worked great in the beginning. It left the knife edge re-shaped but a little rough, so I used a regular steel to remove the roughness. As time went by, I noticed that the diamond cutting power was reducing and now the middle section of the ultimate edge diamond sharpening steel has little or no diamonds left on it. It will not re-shape a knife edge anymore and barely smooths the edge as well as a good regular steel. I just ordered a new diamond steel from a different manufacturer (Wusthof). Another negative is the fact the knife edge particles that are removed clog the space in between the diamond particles and must be removed on a regular basis. There are some other designs that work better I believe.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JKM on July 28, 2011
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There is nothing in a kitchen more dangerous than a dull knife. I cooked for a living when I was younger and appreciate the need for a well maintained tool. I've had Henckels knives for over 20 years, kept them very sharp and rarely had to use a stone to do so - and never a strop. My old steel wore out and I was excited about this one. With it, I have reduced sharp knives to my version of garbage - the steel is simply too coarse. I don't require a "polished" edge but I do require sharp and this steel will not do the job.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Taylor Garner on March 12, 2013
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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...good to go!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bsanity on May 18, 2012
I purchased this item and was more than impressed with its ability to hone a blade with much less effort and strokes. If someone was looking for a steel to use with there chef knife or any other straight un-serrated blades this is the one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nearfabulous on November 22, 2008
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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.
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