The oval shape increases surface area so fewer strokes are needed. The diamonds leave microscopic "teeth" on your blade which will cut faster and restore a dull edge ready for final honing.
We recommend once you've started with a diamond honing rod (or sharpening stones) that you finish off with a few strokes with a ceramic honing rod.
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Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.
Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.