|Item Weight||12 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||17 x 2 x 2.5 inches|
|Item model number||DS2E|
|Size||300mm Green 1200 Grit|
|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 DS2E 12-Inch Diamond Steel Sharpening Rod, Extra Fine Grit
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- Superior Diamond Sharpening Stones
- Legendary quality
- Made in the USA
- Sanitary plastic handle with large guard for safety and Color coded ring for easy grit designation and easy hang-up
- Extra-fine grit for regular honing or final polishing step
- Sharpens knives faster than conventional stones with DMT's monocrystalline diamond surface
- No oil is needed-sharpen dry or with water
- Durable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service
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From the manufacturer
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.
For professionals and home cooks who are confident in their technique, this sharpening rod is a quick and effective way to hone and gently realign the folded-over edge of a knife blade. The rod's surface is coated with diamond dust, the hardest and most abrasive material for honing knives, requiring only a few strokes with light pressure while holding the blade at a 20-degree angle. The extra-fine grit on this rod is appropriate for frequent touch-ups or as a final honing step to polish an edge that has already been sharpened on a coarser grit. A steel should always be longer than the blade it is honing and, at 12 inches long, this diamond sharpening rod can be used to maintain all kitchen knives. The steel has a sanitary black plastic handle with a guard to protect hands. Its pointed end affixes into a cutting board to hold the rod still for honing and has a rubber cap that safely covers the point when the rod in-between uses. There is a color-coded ring at the end for hanging the steel up and also for quickly identifying the grit size among a collection of DMT sharpeners of varying grits. DMT generously vows to replace any product found to be defective free of charge. --Cristina VaamondeSee all Product description
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6/15/17 update - I finally heard back from DMT 3 days after I emailed them. The respondent said my email had "gone to the wrong department" (yeah, right) and that is why their response was delayed. I used the email address directly on their own website for customer service. He also said that based on my photo, I used too much pressure and too steep and angle on the CS2 causing damage. Had I bought directly from DMT, I would have been screwed out of $52 (well $61.59 + freight from DMT) because my inability to use the CS2 properly would have voided their shite warranty. WHAT? If you need any more proof to #1) NEVER buy directly from DMT or #2) NEVER buy the CS2 "unbreakable" diamond steel, DMT just put their real intentions into hardened ceramic for me - avoid these clowns and this product at unless you feel like donating $61.59 + freight that is non-refundable directly to DMT! Read my full review below for the details on this misadventure and THANK YOU to Amazon for being what DMT isn't - a stand up, customer centric organization with real customer service.
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.
1. the handle design makes it hard to roll off of the table, very smartly done and it provides good safety so you dont hit your thumb while honing your knife.
2. the fact that is unbreakable, which it kind of is.
My issue is that I have my knives in a tool box with covers on them for space and etc. but when sharpening or honing the knife it knicked the ceramic off and put a divet that seems to get worse on the steel like a big chip. So I switched to the other side, but it inevitably knicks it and put a knick in my Kramer knife. I noticed the ceramic covering has a tendency to chip away, and create dinks in the steel. This is horrible for your knife.
Maybe I had a defective one, but Id rather almost buy 3 steels that would break over the next 5 years then one that chips and ruins my knives. I guess in the industry they ask would you hire again, well in this case I would not buy again. However, I think the company overall has good products, but this one fell short.
As far as performance, the steel works well. One of the reasons I bought is is that I have several ceramic blade knives that I bought when I was on an extended leave in Japan. Those knives, with zirconia blades, were incredibly sharp when newly purchased, however, over time, you could notice that they were becoming duller. Since a "steel" steel is not likely to do anything to a zirconia blade, and they are sharpened with diamond media, I thought that perhaps a steel with embedded diamond would be a better tool for these knives. You do see streaks of white on the steel when you hone one of these zirconia knives. You can see that it is in fact removing material. I can't say that it has demonstrably improved the sharpness of the blades. I do have a multistage "diamond" knife sharper, but feared that it would be a bit too aggressive. I may just need to bite the bullet and try it on one of these ceramic knives.