Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:56 am
Knife Fanatic wrote:Really Depends on the steel IMO,
Some steels take and hold 8k very well. They are usually very hard steels with a fine grain. (HAP 40, M390, high hardness White #1, AS, etc)
Some steels take 8k very well but need a little honing to keep in line (White #2, Blue #2, AEB-L, 52100, etc)
Some steels CAN take 8k but not hold. (Some stainless steels and lower hardness steels)
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:27 am
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Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:16 pm
gladius wrote:I purchased a Coticule and now from 1k, I finish with the Coticule and find I get smooth refinement with the bite and it is easier to get to and the edges last longer and "feel" better going through product - it is a subtle but noticeable thing. It is not as keen or as sharp or as hard an edge - difficult to describe, perhaps duller - as ceramic or diamond spay but the edge is silky yet with bite and works on a wider range of steel.
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:18 pm
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:56 pm
Tpbrewton wrote:+1 on Ken's comments about the Meara. Regardless of the steel or stones/progression, I find that, for me, the Meara leaves a "smoothed tooth" that I find effective and long-lasting.