The flagship product in this series is EIGHTH MICRON CBN, which translates to a 128,000 grit edge!
I have sold this product and others in the series to several customers of mine already, who are in love with this stuff as much as I am. It is the finest grit of CBN available in the finest preparation available, using the highest quality standards. The formulations have been custom blended to my specifications. In addition to eighth micron, I also have it (in ascending order) in quarter micron, half micron, three quarter micron and 1.5 micron or 64,000, 32,000, 24,000 and 12,000 grit, respectively.
CBN is the next hardest material to diamond, yet in hand and high speed operations, it cuts even faster. (In high speed grinding operations, it is actually harder than diamonds - just FYI). CBN products are often more expensive than diamond in specific applications. It is particularly effective for hard knife steels over 60 HRC (Rockwell hardness), although it is quite respectable with softer steels too. It does a wonderful job on leather, balsa, paper and felt - tested in both freehand and on precision guided devices too. I have personally tested these compounds on multiple Japanese knives, scissors, etc and gotten excellent feedback on the edges (otherwise known as repeat customers). It is friable, like polycrystaline diamond too and gives prolonged cutting action.
I’ve been using this on the HA bovine leather strop and I thought I was getting pretty good results. I recently switched to using the CBN on balsa and I was shocked at how much sharper I’m getting my edges. Now that I have experienced what this product can do when used on balsa,I highly recommend it. This will enable anyone to sharpen their knife to its maximum sharpness potential.
This product is hand down one of the finest available finishers out there for a straight razor.
And it is naturally also a super-turbo kicker for giving your knifes a final over-the-top finish.
Awesoem stuf,I use it both on balsa,smooth bovine,flesh-side bovine & smooth kangaroo,all with excellent results.
A couple of sprays is enoguh & they compound will keep on working for along time before need to refresh.
By: Colin M.
Kens’ 0.125 micron CBN is a quality product,especially when used in conjunction with Kanagaroo or Nanocloth strops. I use mine in a stropping progression following the 0.25micron CBN. Once you start getting into this range you are producing edges capable of astounding things. A person begins to run out of superlatives.
The CBN can tackle any modern steel,and plays well with simpler carbon steels as well.