|Item Weight||11.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||17 x 2 x 2.5 inches|
|Item model number||DS2F|
|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 DS2F 12-Inch Diamond Steel Sharpening Rod, 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
- Fine diamond for a razor sharp edge
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
The 600 grit version creates an edge that I find to be too coarse, even after touching up with a sharpening steel. If you like your edges smooth and sharp (like a razor) rather than micro-jaggy (like a very fine breadknife), you'll need a fine stone to finish or might consider the 1200 grit version instead.
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.Read more ›
If not, here is what you need to know. This tool doesn't sharpen, it hones. And if you hone your knives regularly, you may never, or rarely, need to sharpen them.
Sharpening is the process of creating a new cutting edge; honing refines or restores that edge. In my opinion the steel and diamond tools are sharpening tools and not very good ones. Graduated sharpening stones, or a professional, do a much better job.
I have a set of Katana knives which is over five years old and, with one exception, have never been sharpened, but are all razor sharp. They are honed regularly with a DMT ceramic rod. (The one exception arose as a result of some ill-advised hacking at a unseen bone, which produced large nicks.)
Try this. Take an ordinary butter knife and hold it facing away from you so that a light source will reflect off the blade. (I use the light in a range hood.) As you rotate the knife so that the light reflects off the edge you will see a broad band of reflected light. Dull knife, no cutting edge.
Now do the same thing with your sharpest knife. If it is sharp, you will not be able to see the edge. If you see localized bright spots, it needs to be honed, and this tool is what I would use. If it has large nicks, or it looks like the butter knife, it needs sharpening. Here, a diamond rod may work if nicks are not too large, but it feels to me like a crude way to do something which should be rather precise.
I chose this product primarily for the 12" length, which is helpful for longer knives. After several years of use and occasional cleaning to remove steel dust I am still very happy with its performance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent quality product, works better than any other device or stone I have ever owned in the last 40 years!!Published 13 days ago by D. Schneider
Nice sharpening steel. Diamond impregnated rod keeps a nice edge on my knives.Published 1 month ago by Captkirk
This is way better than a regular sharping steel.I use this before cutting any meat. I don`t have to use my electric sharper near as much, maybe once a year.Published 1 month ago by TOOLBOY
Wonderful sharpening steel to give your knives a nice finish. My knives have never been so sharp or stayed that way for such a long time.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Met all my expectations. Seems to be keeping my knives razor sharp.Published 2 months ago by David Koski
I use this to keep all my knives sharp and ready to go. It does a great job.Published 2 months ago by MATTHEW W DAVIDSON