How to Maintain Your Super Fine 1200/1600 Grit Ceramic Stones
The Super Fine Ceramic stones are fantastic polishers and sharpeners and are especially useful for getting rid of scratch patterns left by our diamond stones. To ensure your Super Fine Ceramic Stones have a long and useful life, wipe your knives clean with a wet paper towel to clear away metal shavings before using your Super Fine Ceramic stones. This will ensure that small, metal particles or other contaminants are not pressed into your ceramic stones while you sharpen with them.
You can periodically wipe off the stones themselves by dampening a clean, soft cloth or paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wiping them down. Scrubbing them with the Wicked Edge Superaser or a clean, household eraser also works well to remove sharpening grime. Do not submerge the stones in water!
I just purchased the Super Fine 1200/1600 grit ceramic stones and the ceramic looks like the edges are chipped and the stones appear pitted. Is this okay?
Due to the nature of the 1200/1600 Grit Ceramic media, you may notice some spotting on the flat of the stone and minor chipping on the edges. You may also note some chalk-like dust coming off the stones, especially during the first few times you use ...
Break-In Period and Lifespan of Wicked Edge Diamond Sharpening Stones
Wicked Edge Diamond Stones have a break-in period. These abrasives are made from a process called electro-plating. During this process some diamond particles become stuck to each other and form a second layer of diamonds above the base coating. When ...
Grit Comparison Table
Click an image for the full-size version. You may need to scroll to the right to see additional columns. F Next Last Microns Magnified Image Wicked Edge Diamond Stones (US ANSI) 330.50 50 Grit 165.00 80 Grit 122.00 100 Grit 69.50 200 Grit 22.00 400 ...
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 ...
Wicked Edge Grit and Micron Order Chart
Micron vs Grit You'll see that we bounce between micron and grit when discussing our abrasive handles and stropping compounds. Both of these measurements are used to determine how coarse or fine a material is. Grit is measured in how many individual ...