Retail Spotlight: Yaxell Black Ceramic Sharpening Rod

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The Yaxell sharpening rod.

Independent gourmet housewares retail stores from across the United States each offer a broad range of quality kitchenware products. Through e-newsletters received by, we offer a look at the specials and unique items independent retail stores are showcasing across a host of kitchenware categories. 

DaSalla’s – Los Angeles, Calif.
Zwilling sale
“Amazing markdowns” on a host of Zwilling kitchenware is the focus at DaSalla’s. On the cutlery side, several items both open-stock and sets were featured. Also included in the sale are various cookware items and kitchen electrics. 

The Coastal Cupboard – Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Focus on Food
The focus for Coastal Cupboard was on food. Featured were several items from Fischer & Wieser. The line includes sauces, vinaigrettes and dips & spreads. Flavors include Peaches & Whiskey, Mango Ginger Habanero, Meyer Lemon & Fig, and many more.


Plum Pudding, Aiken, S.C.
Vietri First Stones
A Vietri classic, First Stones are rich in allegorical representation and bring good wishes and serenity to your home indoors and outdoors with handpainted vibrant colors characteristic of Sicilian culture and its historical identity. Handpainted on terra cotta in Sicily. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean. 

Cutlery and More – East Dundee, Ill.
Yaxell Sharpening Rod
The new Yaxell reinforced black ceramic sharpening road will realign an edge and works well on harder Japanese steel knives that tend to have a higher Rockwell hardness. The medium 2000 grit surface polishes the edge smoothly. It features a steel core with rubber in between to reinforce the rod. The black ceramic material is a new type of ceramic that is much harder than traditional white ceramic.

The Cook’s Warehouse – Atlanta, Ga.
Hammer Stahl
Shoppers at The Cook’s Warehouse had an opportunity to take advantage of sales on several cutlery items from Hammer Stahl. They include a 5.5-inch Santoku knife, 6-inch chef’s knife, 7-inch vegetable clever, 3-piece sharpening system, 4.5-inch utility knife, 9-inch offset bread knife and 9-inch flexible fillet knife.

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