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#1 posted 07-14-2013 08:21 PM

I started with scary sharp, then Naniwa stones, and ended up with diamond stones. Wish I’d have used those first. I gave up on scary sharp because I got tired of shuffling/buying/gluing sandpaper, though I know a lot of people love the method.

I put the Naniwas aside because I got tired of flattening them all the time.

I use the coarse, fine, and extra fine dia-sharps now, which I never need to flatten, and which cut super fast. I have a leather strop glued to a piece of plywood with green honing compound on it. I only need to use the coarse and fine for new or damaged tools, otherwise just the extra fine and the strop to re-hone a working edge. Sharpening is a snap now.

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