This DMT Sharpener Kit is comprised of four diamond-coated pocket sharpening stones and a storage bag. The sharpening stones are enhanced with the famous circle pattern. Due to their size you can also easily use the stones on the road. A great little addition is the nylon bag. Made for the sharpening stones and perfect because they all fit inside.
Grain size DMT pocket sharpening stones
This kit contains four sharpening stones with the following grain sizes:
- Extra coarse (black, 60 micron /220 mesh): to quickly restore a very blunt or damaged edge.
- Coarse (blue, 45 micron / 325. mesh): to quickly restore a blunt edge.
- Fine (red, 25 micron / 600 mesh): to sharpen already sharp knives.
- Extra fine (green, 9 micron / 1200 mesh): to polish and sharpen a razor-sharp edge.
Information about the grain sizes of DMT sharpening stones.
The grain size of a diamond-coated stone and a water stone cannot easily be compared. This is because the construction and materials used are substantially different. With a water stone, the sharpening grains are incorporated in the stone. These grains are also released from the stone during use and become some kind of sharpening paste. With a diamond-coated stone, the diamonds are secured in the surface of the stone.
Good to know
You can use the DMT sharpening stones with or without water. The advantage of sharpening with water is that the stone is lubricated and the sharpening residue is removed. Only use water, never oil. It is also good to know that a diamond-coated sharpening stone must be sharpened as well. A new sharping stone removes quite a lot of material. Only after 5 to 10 knives does the stone have its final effect.