|Item Weight||9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||17 x 2 x 2.5 inches|
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|Item model number||CS2|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||Product is unconditionally guaranteed; any product found to be defective will be replaced free of charge.|
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DMT CS2 12-Inch Ceramic Steel
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- Superior Diamond Sharpening Stones
- Legendary quality
- Made in the USA
- Sanitary plastic handle with large guard for safety
- Unbreakable, lightweight, wear-resistant
- Polished and refined edge is easily achieved with this ceramic sharpener
- No oil is needed-sharpen dry
- Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service
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The DMT Difference
Diamond Uniformity, Coverage, Surface Flatness
Uniformity: DMT uses micronized monocrystalline diamonds, precisely sized for a more uniform diamond surface. No other diamond sharpeners offers micronized monocrystalline diamond and most offer the lesser grade poly-crystalline diamond. Mono-crystalline is like an ice cube made up of one particle holding its form while poly-crystalline is like a snow-cone made up of many small particles that get sheared off during use.
Choice of Diamond Surfaces
Interrupted or polka dot surface for which DMT is famous has slightly recessed holes that will collect metal fines (swarf) removed during sharpening to prevent loading. Fast sharpening action; not recommended for pointed or very small tools.
Continuous surface presents a more conventional looking sharpening surface. Fast sharpening action; able to use on small surface edges.
HardCoat, DMT’s newest proprietary surface, is able to withstand the rigors of ceramic sharpening, providing an even longer service life to the sharpener.
DMT is committed to providing the best diamond sharpeners in the marketplace. If the sharpener is found to be defective, we will replace it.
Benefits of the DMT Difference
- Precise Diamond Sizing for Consistent Sharpening and Longer Life
- Best Diamond Coverage for Longer-Lasting Service
- Flat Surface for Even Sharpening
- Choice In Diamond Surfaces
- DMT Commitment- Replacement If Found To Be Defective
Diamond Steel Sharpening Varied Uses
Just a few examples of edges around the home this model can address: Carving Knife,Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Boning Knife, Fillet Knife, Bread Knife.
Just a few examples of edges for use in the garden this model can address: Nursery Knife, Hori Hori Garden Knife, Garden Folding Knife, Lopper.
Outdoor / Sports
Just a few examples of edges for outdoor and sporting activities this model can address: Sports Knife, Fixed Blade, Pocket Knife, Fillet Knife, Axe, Hatchet, Machete, Ice Axe.
Just a few examples of edges for woodworkers this model can address: Marking Knife, Froe, Woodworkers Knife, Draw Knife.
DMT offers an assortment of very portable, hand-held sharpeners that provide easy storage in home, shop, truck, back-pack or RV. Made to sharpen an array of knives and tools while portable enough for on-the-go sharpening. Interrupted surface models include Diafold, Mini-Sharp, 4-inch Diamond Whetstone; continuous diamond surface stones include 3-inch Credit Card Style, 4-inch stones and Mini-Hone sharpeners; one Double Sided Diafold is available in the HardCoat diamond surface, designed to withstand the rigors of ceramic knife sharpening.
Most steels are designed to align a knife’s blade, but DMT diamond sharpening steels in 10, 12 and 14-inch models will both align and hone the blade. All are continuous diamond surface but one 12-inch model is offered in DMT’s HardCoat diamond surface, specifically designed to withstand the rigors of ceramic knife sharpening. For those who wish to sharpen with ceramic, DMT offers a 12-inch ceramic steel sharpener.
Bench / Counter Stones
DMT offers a nice selection of diamond bench stones from 6 to 12-inch lengths of varying widths to accommodate home, sport and tactical knives along with a mixture of DIY and woodworking tools. Models include interrupted, continuous and one DuoSharp model in HardCoat diamond. Models include Diamond Whetstone, DuoSharp and Dia-Sharp bench stones.
If you are unsure about sharpening, try one of DMT’s sharpening systems to assist with proper sharpening angles. All systems revolve around the 7-angle adjustable blade guide utilizing either 4-inch diamond whetstones in the Aligner models or Double Sided Diafold Sharpeners in the MagnaGuide line. The blade guide can also be used with DMT’s bench stones.
For best sharpening results keep diamond stone clean
Care and Use of DMT Diamond Sharpeners
All models are designed to be used dry or with water so there are no messy oils and extensive clean up to worry about. Always clean the DMT sharpening surface after sharpening. One option is to use a high polymer eraser to remove any residue, especially useful with cylindrical styles like Crystal Saver and Steels. Another is to simply rinse the surface with water and wipe dry. After several sharpenings, clean more thoroughly with a mild abrasive and brush; rinse surface with water and wipe dry.
Always put away dry and store in a dry environment. Use leafing (paper towels, cloth, plastic storage bag) in between your bench stones to prevent abrasive sides from rubbing.
- Use Dry or with Water
- Clean and Wipe Dry
- Store Dry
About Sharpening with DMT
Get the Most out of your DMT Sharpener
There is a ‘break-in’ period for your diamond stone. Initially, it will feel especially rough but will smooth over time without impacting performance. Let the diamonds do the work; just light strokes with the edge to sharpen, same number of strokes each side. Approximately 5 or 6 strokes per side (depending upon condition of edge) compared to 30 strokes per side on a conventional stone, saving time and extending the life of the knife or tool. Start with a coarser grit for damaged or dull edges and work to finer grits. The work the edge is to do will help you determine the grit needed: Rough work, end with coarse grit (cutting cardboard); finer work, work through finer grits (food preparation).
DMT diamond or ceramic steels are used for in-between touch-ups to maintain your sharp edge. Be sure to use light, fluid strokes versus rough chopping or hacking motion as this will damage the surface and void warranty.
- Initial break-in
- Light strokes to sharpen – let the diamond do the work
- Faster than conventional sharpening methods
- Rough work – coarser grit
- Fine work – finer grit
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DMT is recognized as the worldwide leader in diamond knife sharpeners and sharpening products, with a diverse product line and reputation for quality and innovation. DMT's patented and award-winning products are known for their superior quality and versatility, are easy to use, and allow for sharpening in a fraction of the time required by other methods. DMT manufactures a full line of diamond knife sharpeners and other sharpening tools for use in woodworking, culinary arts, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting, outdoor and winter sports, industrial applications and more.
From the Manufacturer
Through a patented process DMT combined the finer abrasive characteristics of ceramic with a lightweight aluminum base to create an unbreakable, wear-resistant sharpener. Convenience of a traditional butcher steel and designed with a comfortable safety guard equipped handle. Ceramic offers he finest polished edge of all bonded abrasives and the right choice for regular touch-ups to maintain a razor sharp edge. Ceramic surface (7 micron / 2200 mesh) to achieve a polished edge. Rod: 12 by .5 (304 mm x 13 mm) Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service For proper tool maintenance, woodworkers, chefs and other professionals rely on the superior quality and versatility of DMT products. Made in USA.
Top customer reviews
The tools themselves are hefty and large enough that you can easily maintain a consistent edge angle if you hold it freehand. On the other hand, they come with safety caps on the ends, but under the cap is a point for those who ground the steel vertically on the block and stroke down. I don't know yet about how well they'll wear, but since they're diamond steel I hope they won't have the wear that people have reported with ceramics. At this point I'd buy again.
The only caveat I'd place is the obvious one-- these don't replace stones. If you have lower quality or heavily worn knives, you still need stones to put an edge on. You probably could do it with these if you had lots of time on your hands, but this isn't the right tool for that. It also may be worth noting I'm using these with Henckels knives-- they might give different results with different alloys from another maker.
[One month later] With some time passed, I am satisfied still with these steels. My habit is to give ten or twenty strokes to each side with the extra fine when I'm getting ready to use a knife. This steel brings the edge up perfectly, including the tip that drags on the block when slicing, and the knives stay sharp enough that I can slice a six inch thick roast in one or two strokes or cut a sandwich by just pressing down the blade without crushing the food. Very pleased with my knives as they are maintained by this tool.
[Still using them] These have turned out a good purchase. I give a knife I'm going to use a good stroking each side with the ultra fine each time I use it, and my knives stay perfectly sharp. I haven't had to use the other one since the original conditioning of the blades as a result.
If anyone's interested, SharpeningSupplies.com has a good, easy to understand explanation of how to use a steel. They make the comment that steels don't actually sharpen the knife, though; while that's true of a traditional steel, it's not true of the diamond coated ones we're looking at here.
6/12/17 pdate - Thankfully, I ordered this from Amazon and NOT directly from DMT and I just caught the final return day today. I described the item as defective (it's MAJORLY defective!) and Amazon gave me free freight and a full refund - THANK YOU Amazon! I did email DMT earlier today to see what they would do - more to come on that after they reply.
I'm a knife freak and consider myself very savvy when it comes to knifes, sharpening and overall care. I own Shun, Tojiro and Kasumi Damascus knives and my prize - a rare and hard to obtain Haburn Banno Bunka. I'm meticulous with my sharpening and typically use japanese water stones but I wanted to try the DMT diamond ceramic for quick touch up to see how it worked.
I quickly found out that it's a $50 piece of junk. I followed the usage directions to the letter. I was carefully sharpening my Tojiro Flash knife when it started to take chunks out of the ceramic on the sharpener. I changed to my Shun chef knife with super light pressure and it also took out chunks. I haven't contacted DMT yet but their Amazon data says sharpening too vigorously voids the warranty. What? I barely used this stupid thing and it's shedding like Maine Coon cat in spring. Really disappointed. It might be unbreakable but it's also unusable.
I'll see what DMT says but I think this diamond ceramic is complete junk. I'll go back to a tradiional ceramic that can take normal use. Unless you can train yourself to immediately use almost NO pressure with the ceramic, I'd avoid this product. I'll continue to use my Japanese water stones, an old school traditional (and breakable) ceramic and good quality setting steel.
I feel like I've been suckered by DMT and this is the last DMT diamond/ceramic I'll ever buy. I just ordered a 12" Cooks Standard NC-00381 Professional Ceramic Knife Sharpener from Amazon to replace my worn out but still capable 35 year old ceramic. I've NEVER damaged a true ceramic sharpener with a knife and I destroyed the DMT in 15 minutes.