Fine grit Norton Ascent Ceramic Stones are now available. The Norton Ascent is a true ceramic stone and is machined flat. It is used dry and doesn’t require flattening, so the stone is always ready for use.
What in the heck is this thing? There are zero results in the archive here. Sounds like Norton tried to create a synthetic novaculite. Has anyone used one and do they live up to their claims?
"No Flattening Required - Norton Ascent Stones start flat and remain flat. Checking a stone for flatness before every use is not needed.
"Used Dry - Norton Ascent Ceramic Stones do not require any oil or water when sharpening. No preparation or cleanup is required.
"Knife sharpeners will value the Norton Ascent Ceramic's flatness as well of course, but also their ability to handle super hard alloys. Hone exotic steel knives to razor sharpness quickly and efficiently."