This stone was one of four (320, 600, 1200 , 4000) I purchased to work on some very tough steel blades, and I am shocked by how great these stones feel during sharpening. I was leery of diamond stones but really needed something stronger than the old stones I had for sharpening. The DMT dia-sharp stones are so good in every way. Very well made and produce excellent results. Most of my outdoor knives could probably be finished using the 600 grit DMT dis-sharp, but the edge this 1200 leaves has so much bite due to the striations these diamond plates leave versus traditional whetstones, that I am amazed at the results for a stone listed as "Extra Fine". Highly recommend these DMT stones. Shipping was fast, prices are more than fair. Great product, excellent service.