vivi wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:39 pm
PE & SE Pacific Salts
CBN Bench stone
Police LW K390 is a maybe. If I didn't own the K390 G10 version I'd get one for sure, its a great steel.
I'm a little surprised they went with such high grits for the CBN stone (400/800 mesh). Comparing them to the DMT FAQ it seems the coarse side will be in between the coarse and fine DMT, and the fine side will be between fine and extra fine.
Of course that's just what it says on paper.
For reference I use a worn black DMT (Extra Coarse) as a finishing stone for my PE knives and I consistwntly get shaving sharpness right off of it, and my worn DMTfine leaves such a polished edge I don't use it.
I'm really excited to try out the stone for my PE knives. EDCing serrated knives made me want to give all my PE knives a low grit, toothy edge to try and replicate that aggressive slicing action, so the ceramic stones don't appeal to me as they once did. In fact I sold my UF bench stone and gave my UF sharpmaker rods to a friend.
I think they chose the grits pretty well. 400 mesh is the same as the diamond and cbn rods on the sharpmaker and I never found my diamond rods lacking for reprofiling. Well, I did, because of the size, not because of the coarseness though. They always worked pretty quickly and similar to my 325 grit diamond stone. The 800 is going to be interesting though because I usually go right to extra fine (1200 grit). It will give me another finish to play with so I can compare edges off the 325, 400, 600, 800, 1200, and spyderco medium and fine stones. Then the 7 micron diamond compound on the strop.
So cbn stone is a must buy and I want an s35vn tenacious!
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