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How long do the stones last 5 months 3 weeks ago #14566

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garythenuke wrote:
^^That actually seems like they are wearing pretty quickly.
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I said may......that is incorrect......may is when I started the fairs............I had been sharpening since I got the WE several months before
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How long do the stones last 5 months 3 weeks ago #14569

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The question of stone longevity is like asking how long is a piece of string.
If every knife you have to sharpen involves a complete thinning and re bevel then thats a lot of work if on the other hand the bulk of your sharpening is maintaining an edge it will be very different.
Cheap knives are often thick and made of quite tough steel where as laminated knives have very hard steel for the cutting blade surrounded on each side with softer steel so they sharpen more easily and the blades are normally much thinner .
So the question depends on the quality of the knives you sharpen , the size and the condition .
So if you are sharpening knives you have done before without too much of a gap in between then the stones may well last for a long time.
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How long do the stones last 5 months 1 week ago #14696

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while i was working a market today, i noticed my newer 100/200 had some flat spots on them on the 200 side. please see attached pics.

i then went to my older 100/200's and used the 200 sid on them since the 100 side had the flat smooth areas.

just passing it along for comments and opinions.
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How long do the stones last 5 months 1 week ago #14704

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You might consider sending them back to Clay so he can take a look at them?

I wonder if you should get a set of 50/80s? Break 'em in a bit, and get an idea of how they perform, and they should save some wear and tear on your 100/200s. I found that after I used them (quite a bit) when I put a tip on that Kershaw "safety" knife, they work well broken in.
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How long do the stones last 5 months 1 week ago #14707

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cbwx34 wrote:
You might consider sending them back to Clay so he can take a look at them?

I wonder if you should get a set of 50/80s? Break 'em in a bit, and get an idea of how they perform, and they should save some wear and tear on your 100/200s. I found that after I used them (quite a bit) when I put a tip on that Kershaw "safety" knife, they work well broken in.
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I may send him the newer set.

Since mid may I have has 50/80's and at this stage, the 80 sides are smoother than the new side of newer 100/200's. The 50's seem to be holding ok mainly since I do not use them as often.
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