This is a question I’ve asked a number of times to various people and on various forums. I got two different answers: a rough diamond plate and a fine diamond plate. Only one of these answers could be right. Which one?
Waterstones consist of abrasive particles that have a particular grit size. According to Spyderco, a prominent maker of ceramic sharpening stones, it is not possible to give such a grit rating to the Spyderco ceramic stones. That has caused many questions as to how these ceramic stones work.
There is a new pair of stones available for the Wicked Edge. They are called the Micro Fine ceramics. The people at Wicked Edge had to be creative to come up with a name for these stones, since there exist already fine, ultra fine and super fine stones.
Nearly every knife sharpener I know who owns Shapton stones loves them. It was time I tried them.
The second knife I sharpened using the 5K and 10K Choseras was a Benchmade 940 Osborne. This is a favourite of mine and I often wear it as an EDC.
Finally I was ready to use my Chosera 5K and 10K stones. Would they really make the edge sharper than the stock stones?