Fine ceramic sharpening rod, 10". Ideal for keeping Japanese knives honed to a polished and fine edge. This is a very fine hone, approx. 1200 grit, which is equivalent to about 3000 grit in the Japanese system. This is great length for all knives, including the longer chef's knives. Includes a quality black-finished wooden handle and steel hanger. Use this instead of a standard butcher's steel on your Japanese knives or any knife with a fine polished edge (Misono for example). Use it regularly to keep the edge sharp BEFORE it gets really dull. If your knives are dull, then the coarse model will help restore the edge. Also consider the Superaser to keep the rod clean and to make it last longer (eventually deposits from the blade will make it even smoother). Made in USA.