RH Preyda Deluxe Honing Kit

RH Preyda Deluxe Honing Kit

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The Deluxe Honing Kit from RH Preyda features a set of 100-percent natural Arkansas sharpening stones, which are quarried by hand to ensure the utmost quality. Scaled for convenient storage, each kit comes in a custom wooden box and includes a 4-ounce bottle of honing oil Read More

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cookiepuss
20
Jan 27, 2021
Picked this up a few years ago. wish i could have gotten the 3 stone, but was happy with the 2. The stones are nice, Will do the job on regular sized pocket blades, not Chief style or long blades. My stones were flat and level. I get more use from a strop set with progressive polish blk, Grn, White. These Stones are Good to have when you need them.
RayF
25929
Jan 22, 2021
Only the box is Deluxe, the rest is pretty standard kit. Hard to imagine you couldn't put something similar together on your own, and maybe save a buck or two. Wonder if the guy hawking these is related to someone over at Ingersoll?
Laxnerd213
208
Mar 31, 2020
Did they not include the 3 stone set in this drop? Or did it sell out in two days? I dont really understand how drops like this (from my understanding they are essentially group purchases from the vendor fulfilled by drop) can sell out unless they order an allotment ahead of time. But if the latter is the case why is the shipping date a month and a half away? I know there are other factors in this particular time period affecting us all and this could affect drop also (particularly shipping). I still believe the 2 stone set is a great deal and I might very well join the drop. I do not have a small hard black arkansas stone in this size and could use one. As someone who mainly collects folders in the 2.5-3.75" range, these small stones can be very useful. Still I'd rather have the 3 stone set if it was available. Was anyone able to order the 3 stone set for 10 bucks more on this drop or was it never an option this particular time? Thanks
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Joeken
16
Apr 1, 2020
I managed to get a 3 stone set. I ordered yesterday.
Laxnerd213
208
Apr 1, 2020
Well that unfortunately just bugs me. I dont understand how something that is ordered from the vendor after the drop ends (once they finally know what they will need to fulfill) could be sold out. If it was an allotted amount they preordered it would make a great deal more since. But if that were this case it would not take til mid april to ship (I know the virus is involved but other in stock/Drop studio items are still shipping within two business days) Maybe I'm just a sore loser. But it seems like every drop I request nowadays is gone by the time I go to purchase it or see the email. If not the whole drop then the particular option I want. This one is my fault for waiting two days to get around to joining in thinking something like this just could not sell out. If it had been a purple original keen or a super gold delica exclusive that sold out in two days I'd completely understand. But I guess I didnt think sharpening stones were that high in demand. What can i do other than wait again for another few months? I guess I could get the set I want somewhere else at a steeper price. At least now I know to join this drop immediately next time.
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Usergrade
54
Feb 16, 2019
figured I'd drop this here - New to the pocket knife game. I've got a D2 kershaw, an S110V spyderco, and a few Chinese "marked S30v for better resell" so probably alphabet soup (a couple of which came wicked sharp) knives that I got to practice sharpening/honing on. Right now I've got a set of DMT dia-sharp credit card things. I restore fountain pens and I've also got a surgical Arkansas stone for nib work. I guessing this is not the system I want.... or is it? I've been looking at the spyderco options, but they're a tad pricey. Opinions vary pretty widely in the research I've been doing, so I thought I'd ask the friendly massdrop mob. What about a strop? Thanks!
Dermott
265
Feb 17, 2019
If you want an inexpensive natural stone set to get you rolling, this should do the trick. The two-stone set is probably sufficient, if you've already got a Surgical Black stone. The "hard black" stone in the three-stone set, here, is exactly the same as "surgical" black; they're also sometimes called "true black", "true hard", or "translucent", depending on colour. All of those are the same grade. The three-stone set comes with slightly larger stones, which is a bit nicer. One of the previous purchasers mentioned the stones being not-so-flat... that would be my only concern with this buy. Probably wouldn't matter for most pocket knives, but more sensitive blades (fine kitchen knives, razors) really wouldn't appreciate it.
Usergrade
54
Feb 18, 2019
Appreciate it!
stuartkoh
20
Dec 18, 2018
I bought a couple of RH Preyda stones a while back and found that they hadn't been cut properly so as to have right angles and the surface on one of them wasn't even flat. I wound up selling those stones to someone who was willing to work on them to get them usable. I bought stones from another vendor and have been much happier with them. (I went with a vendor that's actually in Arkansas and owns their quarry there.) I would also recommend that anyone looking to buy whetstones get at least 8" stones unless you're looking for something portable to use in the field or something. 5" is too short for most blades, and 6" is only a bit better. It doesn't matter as much if you are sharpening really small blades, but even there it's much easier if you can get used to making a full stroke without having to worry about running off the end of the stone.
razor5680
1
Sep 15, 2020
Dear Dermott your experience with Preyda is the norm because I have the same bad experience.πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ I ask expressely for a stone with angles no broken and no damages and arrived exactley the contrary. An angle broken and curved. and small breaks on a side. The reseller has denied all calling it irregularities. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ The man representing Preyda on my territory had the arrogance to deny at all the angle broken saying he didn't see it. It takes a lot of time to understand he was saying he didn't see it instead he sees it and it was a manner to deny the defect and the evidence. He also had the arrogance to tell me that it wasn't a defect and he sees an irregurality and also that because I was of different opinion that I should not phone. So yes sir this stones are of very poor quality because are full of defects: cracks and angle broken. It's a very poor standard quality.πŸ™ŒπŸ€’ I read on the web that Dan's stones are good quality infact they costs the about double! Preyda works bad and their operators are rude and arrogant. I was a sir deciding to retain the stone because after a long discussion the stone would offer to me was also with cracks and in case of return I would have to pay the cost for the returning and there was no guarantee to have back my money!! It's their policy. And their resellers are not honest in selling something with defects and deniying it and send something you expressely told them you didn't want. The thing more absurd was the reprentative of Preyda until the last final has denied the angle broken!!! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘€ The Preyda representative pretended not to see the broken corner and although I insisted sending very clear photos he always denied saying it was an irregularity. It is a very smart company. He told me they don't use lasers to cut. However their stones have very low standards and are very badly worked. You must think they can't produce a stone thick more than 1/2 inch when Dan's stones arrive to 1 inch!!!! Unfortunately they are very clever.. πŸ˜’They use the universal answer: Strange, no one has ever complained. It is a phrase that they repeat to everyone and that I now know by heart !!! With this sentence you can deny any wrongdoing by knocking out whoever stands in front of you in one fell swoop!πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ™Œ Like you can see you are not the only one being fallen in the trap!!!!!!!πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ The only defence is to ask for a photo when you order a stone! So my suggest is stay away from Rh Preyda!! Better buying stones from Coticule Ardenne! These stones costs more but are perfect! In general before buying one should take a lot of informations on web but this is very difficult being these Companies and reseller very smart and kind before you bought. Neverless not all are even and still there are some working in the correct way and honest! Perhaps everyone should buy from resellers like Amazon where the return is not denied and but Amazon like others don't sell everything. Best regards
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Dermott
265
Sep 15, 2020
Hmm... Coticule isn't a very similar stone. Please post pictures, here, of your defective Preyda's, so the rest of us can benefit from your experience. I'm sorry you had a poor experience... I love Arkansas stones, but poor quality ones are VERY frustrating.
Bought it without much thought as a drunk purchase and started wondering why it's named a "honing kit." From my understanding, honing and sharpening are different, so would this then not be used for sharpening? Also, what's the best way to clean these?
Dermott
265
Dec 18, 2018
Dish soap and water works fine for cleaning. I don't really clean mine every use, but when they start feeling glassy, a scrub seems to help.
cdm
29
Aug 30, 2018
If somehow the stones ship earlier than the expected date, I'll be thrilled! I've got a few blades in need of sharpening.
PaLee
95
Jul 3, 2018
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Hello forum,
Pardon my ignorance. I just received the deluxe 3 stone kit and have no clue which stone is which. -Soft -Hard -Surgical Black
Please help
Dermott
265
Aug 23, 2018
Left looks like soft. Right looks like hard black/true black/surgical. Middle one is probably the hard stone, then... I've seen those either be lighter, or darker. If you've got a pocket knife, try them out. The surgical black will feel smooth (not quite glassy), and the soft will feel quite scrapy.
Mcfroz
1
Mar 25, 2018
Wow the large kit sold out. That's a bummer!
Jaggi
734
Mar 23, 2018
Hmm, just noticed that the 3 stone kit is now sold out.
With quantities limited to 30 of each kit and only 34 kits purchased in total it seems almost everyone is going for the larger 3 stone kit.
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