Should I Use Water or Oil on the Diamond Stones?
It is not necessary to use either water or oil while sharpening. It is recommended to clean the stones periodically with a dish brush and soapy water to unclog the pores and remove fouling. After washing, pat the stones with a clean dish towel and then stand them on end to dry.
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...