Just wondering... Does mud/slurry really work? Is it really that important to develop mud during sharpening?
Does it even make any difference at all versus continuously splashing the stone with water? Is there like a study of some sort that proves that mud really aids in sharpening?
I know some members here don't even bother with mud/slurry. I for one have been using mud cause I've read threads about it before when I was just starting up and just decided to go with it even if I really didn't understand fully why...
I kinda get the picture a little bit, but I just wanted to really make things clearer...
I have a hunch that it could really be that important, cause if it's not, I don't see the point of using naguras... (or does it depend if a stone is a slow cutter?)
What's the component in waterstones that makes them slow or fast cutters?