Jon I'm thinking about picking this one up as a touch up stone for work. This could be a good solution in the working environment for double and single bevel knives. It looks like for single bevel knives it would shine up the hagane quite nicely while leaving the jigane dark and matte finished. Is this correct?
It may sound superficial but I just prefer the darker matte finish on the wide bevels as opposed to the whole thing becoming shiny. I had to touch up on a ss 3k today at work because it was all I had lying around and it left the jigane more shined up than I would like. I have to start from scratch on the blade now to get it back where it was so I'd like to avoid that in the future.
Say the words I'm looking to hear and I'll pull the trigger.