richinva wrote:Compared to other compounds: I believe it's somewhere around 1µ.
Compared to other black compounds: Sorry, don't use any black compounds.
Are you looking for differences in composition of different brands? Is one better than the other?
Elucidation is in order here.............
Thank you so much. I apologize and think you are right. You don't really understand why i am asking.
Ok... i bought a strop and I was going to buy 2 compounds for the 2 sides. I read a few reviews and decided on DMT strop and was going to get bark river white and black compounds. I went shopping for black and found this enkay black in a 1 lb block for less money than a small amount of the bark river so i bought it.
well my sharpening is worse off thanks to this decision. It says it is "emery" and was made for sanding wheels to work metal. I imagine something like someone making a new tailpipe for a fancy car rebuild or something. In any case it is a little to rough I imagine.
so I was very impressed with the "grit chart" and wondered if anyone had any idea where it fell on the spectrum.
I now strop with bark river white which is very hard to apply to a strop but works well and a strop with green compound I bought that was already applied and I suspect smoother than other green compounds, as a few of you have mentioned, the color alone is not indicative of the grit.
I just am trying to learn about compounds/stropping. I want knives that are sharp and effective just like the you all.