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xzez
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Oct 28, 2016
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$55.73 on amazon, no deal here.
Otherwise a nice set. Diamond works the steel very fast, but doesn't polish the same way natural stones do.
Oct 28, 2016
mentalfloss
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Would the Leather Hone and/or Sapphire Hone help finish a Diamond set's initial rough polish? They're not in this set, but can be purchased separately elsewhere.
Stone is nice, but you would need to prep it each time and they'll need replacement more often than a diamond set when diamond hones are not used with aggressive pressure.
(I'm progressively learning all this when researching this kit)
Oct 28, 2016
xzez
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The "fine" is still only 600 grit, which is pretty low IMO. The extra coarse is 70 grit which is kind of absurdly coarse. Leather is only a strop, it won't sharpen or even polish. I don't know what the sapphire hones are.
If I use diamond hones, it's usually only for quick steel removal at the beginning of my sharpening process. These would be good to start, but I'd move to at least a 1000 grit whet stone after, and to 4000 grit if available.
My normal process is 1000, 4000, 8000 grit whet stones and then strop with 0.5 micron CrO there after. I only go lower grit if the blade is very dull or has small chips.
IMO whetstones are by far the best, but Lansky is nice for convenience.
Oct 28, 2016
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