Sharpeing Chat: Honing Rd vs Sharpening Steel

It's a knife sharpener you might have in your kitchen. But do you call it a honing rod or a sharpening steel? Do you think it just realigns a knife edge or actually sharpens the blade? These are the questions we're discussing in this Sharpening Chat.

If you're interested in purchasing a sharpening steel (or honing rod). We carry a complete selection of steels to meet your sharpening needs.