Know How

Sharpening rods

Which sharpening rod is the right one?

Selecting the right sharpening steel

When selecting the sharpening rod, pay attention to the grit size. The higher the grit size, the finer the sharpening rod. At IOXIO®, we differentiate between the grit sizes using different colours.

Sharp Guide

Grinding aid for sharpening steels

The simple solution for learning or improving the perfect grind with a sharpening steel

Fits round grinding rods with a diameter of 13.5 mm and 14 mm and knife blades up to 3 mm thick

Available in three different angles

Sharp Guide 30° for knives with a cutting angle of 30° (sharpening angle 15°)
Sharp Guide 35° for knives with a cutting angle of 35° (sharpening angle 17.5°)
Sharp Guide 40° for knives with a cutting angle of 40° (sharpening angle 20°)

  • protects your knives from scratches
  • perfect complement to IOXIO sharpening rods
  • constant angle between blade and sharpening rod

Video Sharp Guide

Sharpen knives correctly

Angle guide: Sharp Guide

Sharpening with the Sharp Guide is that easy

Sharpening rod selection

Simply find the right sharpening rod

Overview of our sharpening rods

The perfect choice of sharpening rod is crucial to keeping your knives in optimum condition and ensuring that they are always sharp and ready for use. IOXIO sharpening rods are available in different grits, from coarse to fine. Coarse grits remove more material and are ideal for severely damaged, dull blades, while fine grits are suitable for sharpening up to fine sharpening and maintaining already sharp blades.


Japanese knives, Damascus steel knives, carbon steel knives, fine grinding, knife lovers

IOXIO Sharpening rod Origin

Grain: none - pure Al2O3

Professional use

Regular resharpening, fine sharpening, Damascus, carbon steel and Japanese knives

Japanese knives, Damascus steel knives, carbon steel knives, fine grinding