Posted By: Evan
- verified customerThis is a great fine grit stone. Puts a near mirror finish on my double bevels (white #2 carbon AND vg-10 stainless). I also use it every morning to touch up microbevels. It laps easily, doesn't dish too fast, and has great feedback. I'd call it a good balance between hardness and softness. I've been sharpening with whetstones for about a year now and I'll say I would have preferred to start with this as my first fine stone rather than the 6000 grit side of the steelex style combo stone. Since this seems to be wearing none to quickly (i've been using it for about 6 weeks, lapping it a couple times a week), I'm happy to continue practicing with this stone for quite some time and may even re-up when the time comes. In addition, since I use a stone holder, I'm glad that this was available here without the base. The wooden base version seems to be much more common.
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