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How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1737

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I don't know enough about the stones to know whether they are wearing quicker than I expected or just nicely broken in, especially the 100 grit. Ive sharpened perhaps 50 knives, one or two needed lots of time with the 100 grit (3 very hard stainless steel kitchen knives).

I've also used the curved ceramic stones and they seem to loose lots of ceramic in the powder that comes off - very different than the Spyderco ceramic rods which shed nothing).

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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1757

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Dmlevitt wrote:
I don't know enough about the stones to know whether they are wearing quicker than I expected or just nicely broken in, especially the 100 grit. Ive sharpened perhaps 50 knives, one or two needed lots of time with the 100 grit (3 very hard stainless steel kitchen knives).

I've also used the curved ceramic stones and they seem to loose lots of ceramic in the powder that comes off - very different than the Spyderco ceramic rods which shed nothing).

Thanks

Nice Edge! The diamond stones should last much, much longer than 50 knives. The set I'm using has done many hundreds. You might try cleaning them really well under running water with a nylon or gentle wire brush with some dish soap. The curved stones do shed a lot. Using them a little wet works well. Coorstek (that make the Spyderco stones and rods) is going to be making some ceramics for us soon.
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1758

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Wash the stones... will crank up the power washer when it thaws outside!

An outstanding product, and I have the cuts to prove it!

And thanks re the edge. Shiny is nice.
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1760

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It is turning a bit off-topic, but I clean my ceramic stones simply in a dish washer. It was a tip Sal Glesser gave in his Sharpmaker instruction video and it works great. I clean my diamond stones with a nylon brush and simple dish soap, like Clay.

But I wondered, would putting the diamond stones in the dish washer not work as well? They need less cleaning than the ceramic stones. Or would the abrasives in the dish washer do something nasty to the diamond stones? (Difficult to imagine, since diamond is a lot harder.) Or am I overseeing something?
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1761

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I think the heat of the dishwasher would likely cause more damage - it could cause the adhesive to come lose between the plate and the paddle and possibly warp the paddle.

For cleaning the diamonds and the ceramics all I use is an old toothbrush and some liquid soap. Real high tech, I know :lol:
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1764

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I'm not sure how many factories coorstek has, but I work across the street basically from the one in Hillsboro, OR. And actually went to a fire they had last year.
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1767

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It would be nice if Wicked Edge introduced a couple of new stones to follow the 1200/1600. Just a bit more edge refinement before the strops.
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1768

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Rjorge wrote:
It would be nice if Wicked Edge introduced a couple of new stones to follow the 1200/1600. Just a bit more edge refinement before the strops.

How about the fine Chosera's and Shaptons? B)
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1769

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Rjorge wrote:
It would be nice if Wicked Edge introduced a couple of new stones to follow the 1200/1600. Just a bit more edge refinement before the strops.

We're working with Coorstek to introduce some extremely fine ceramics. Their lead time is 8-12 weeks, so we're looking at the end of April for the first batch.
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Re: How long do the stones last? 2 years 2 months ago #1775

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wickededge wrote:
Rjorge wrote:
It would be nice if Wicked Edge introduced a couple of new stones to follow the 1200/1600. Just a bit more edge refinement before the strops.

We're working with Coorstek to introduce some extremely fine ceramics. Their lead time is 8-12 weeks, so we're looking at the end of April for the first batch.

Great news Clay! It's fine that you are keeping improving Wicked Edge. I just found that you quietly added 1 and 0.5 Micron Diamond Strop Pack. What is the comparison with diamond sprays of the same grit size? And why you didn't add 1/0.5 micron diamond paste refils?

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