A.G. Russell Ceramic Sharpener
The V-sharpener using ceramic rods was invented by Louis Graves. We have always disagreed with Louis about the proper angle for the rods, but in every other way, he really knew what he was doing. Our rods are set at 15° per side, creating a compound 30° angle on the blade edge. The 90+% Alumina Ceramic sharpening rods will sharpen your knives for years and years. In fact, the only way to wear these rods out is to break them by dropping on a hard surface. Just keep the knife straight up and down as if scraping a decal off of the surface of the rod, draw the knife down one side of the "V" and then the other. This will quickly give you a razor like edge. I use this device daily and think there is no better way for most people to sharpen their knives.
You can buy all of the sharpening gadgets in the world, including some very expensive machines, and they will not add up to the value of this great device. Walnut base measures 10-1/4" long with two ceramic sharpening rods.
A. G. Russell Ceramic Sharpener
Includes Walnut Base and two Ceramic Rods. Used to maintain the edge.
Ceramic Sharpener Single Replacement Rod
Includes only one Diamond Rod. Diamonds are more aggressive and are meant to be used on blades that have become very dull.
A.G. Russell Knives
From the age of nine I made homemade knives until I was about twenty-four when I began to make handmade knives, crude but no longer made at home. A few years later, I had met and learned from makers like R.W. Loveless and R. L. Dozier. I made knives until the mid 1970s. I don’t make handmade knives anymore, as my hands aren’t what they used to be. However, I do have very talented makers in the United States and Japan who make knives that I am proud to put my name on. I design pocketknives, one hand knives, lockbacks, and fixed blade knives and have them made to our standards. ~A.G. Russell III
A.G. Russell has been in the knives and whetstones business for over 50 years. A.G. Russell knives are well known for their quality. A.G. Russell knives tend to be more traditional in style and look, with modern advances in material and design to create excellent knives.
I have had the ceramic rods in the attached picture for some 40 years. For 40 years I have prayed that the rods would not break. I have traveled half way around the world with those sticks as they are the best sharpener I have found for keeping a knife maintained. I keep my Tony Bose made pocket knives with 440V steel blades razor sharp with those old sticks. And then you come with the perfect presentation for ceramic sticks. Thank you, thank you so much. Juan M. Miami, FL