I'm now into my 11th stone trying out different things and I must admit, this stone is really out of the ordinary. I love it's feeling, it's feedback and it's polishing effect on my blades.
Basically I have replaced my maintenance on knives AND sharpening needs (if not too blunt) by this stone, and I feel like it's going to last forever due to its thickness and very little need to flatten it so far.
It does load up a bit but it's not a big problem imho
This thing is awesome. I just had to own it.. very happy with it. Great general sharpening stone.. I think if you were to just get 1 stone for maintaining sharp knives, this could be a good one if you do it regularly.
Really nice stone
it has a nice silky “bite” to it
and will last a llllong time given its thickness !
I've used this stone about a dozen times in 2 weeks for various knives and it still looks brand new. Decent slurry and quick to sharpen. This stone will probably outlive me.
Works great. High enough grit for most things.