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Are diamonds better than oilstones for sharpening?

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  • Are diamonds better than oilstones for sharpening?


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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 11:48
The diamond sharpeners I've seen are all used dry, which is certainly more convenient. Given what you've already got... I think a extra-fine diamond sharpener would make a nice addition. Use the medium and fine oilstones to take care of nicked or neglected blades, and the diamond to establish and maintain a razor edge. Since you can use it dry, it's easy to use often. Of course, technique matters more that what kind of sharpener you use. I've shaved with a carbon steel pocketknife sharpened on an oilstone. Sharp tools are such a pleasure to use.
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 05:34
Having grown up with stones and the hollowing out problem and refacing them etc etc I find diamond plates are wonderful. I don't use them dry. They sharpen better with water and last and stay flat. I think a range of diamonds is all you need.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 16:00
Diamond is the hardest thing known in exsistance. DIAMOND.

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