All IOXIO Sharpening Rod are made of aluminum oxide ceramics. They combine the hardness of the grindstone with the shape of the conventional sharpening steel. The Ceramic sharpening rod achieves a material abrasion on the blade, whereby it is ground and reshapened on the cutting edge. IOXIO Ceramic sharping rod are not coated. They consist of a all-ceramic welding staff and do not wear off when sharpening.