In this video, we discuss how the condition of a sharpening stone's surface can effect your sharpening. We explain the difference between natural and synthetic stones in this regard. If you are wondering whether to leave the scratches on your stone's surface after flattening or clean them off with a nagura (or something similar), this video is for you. Our goal is to explain how these things function and what kind of results they leave, so you can make a more educated decision in your sharpening.

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*The subject matter in this video is geared specifically towards kitchen knife sharpening. It can also apply to outdoor knife sharpening. However, straight razor sharpeners and woodworkers often require cleaner and smoother stone surfaces on the whole.