How often do you need to replace the stones? Is there a certain number of knifes that it will do?
The coarse stones (100-200) tend to last for a few hundred sharpenings. The medium stones (400-600) tend to last up to 1000 or more. The fine stones (800-1000) tend to last up to 1500 or more. You'll notice an initial change with the coarse stones in that they will initially be very aggressive until the loose diamonds are knocked off the the base diamonds flattened a little. Once they reach that point, they're finally broken in.
How long will the Diamond Stones Last?
The diamond stones that ship with your sharpener should last you through many sharpening sessions. The biggest factors are the hardness of the metal you are sharpening and number of knives you routinely sharpen. Our testing has shown a very long ...
Why Does the Wicked Edge Use Diamond Stones?
Diamond was selected as the primary sharpening medium for two main reasons: Diamond stones work quickly with the super hard steels now on the market, reducing sharpening time Diamond stones do not dish or deform and do not need to be flattened
How to Clean Your Diamond Stones
Diamond stones are your workhorses for getting a knife sharp. They can also get really, really grimy. The best method for keeping your diamond stones clean is to wash them with warm, soapy water and let them air dry. Any household dish soap is ...
Leather Strops with Diamond Emulsion Instructions
Preparation - Applying the diamond emulsion to the leather or balsa: Always start with clean hands and a clean working surface when handling your strops to prevent contamination of the surfaces. Remove the strops and the bottles of diamond emulsion ...
Breaking-In Diamond Sharpening Stones
Break-in period Wicked Edge Diamond Stones have a break-in period. These abrasives are made from a process called electroplating. During this process, some diamonds become stuck to the surface of other diamonds, and form a second layer of diamonds. ...