Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
I've had my Lansky rod sharpening box for more than 5 years now, and it still performs beautifully. Quality of materials and manufacture is excellent. I use mine for all touch ups - kitchen knives (aside from the higher priced Japanese knives, which I finish on a much finer stone), butchering knives, pocket knives and everything in between. When hunting I take this with me instead of a butchers steel - lighter, smaller, and does a better job at re-setting the edge of soft Euro boning knives, but can also actually sharpen everything I use as well. I drilled holes at 15 degrees for finer blades, but I most often use 20.The rods are easily cleaned using the lansky cleaning eraser, or just a standard eraser (or better yet, a pen eraser, which is more abrasive). Even a plastic kitchen scourer works well enough.It is a tremendous product, I can't recommend it highly enough.