With a blend of monocrystalline and polycrystalline diamond particles, these hones offer an excellent combination of cutting speed and durability. The monocrystalline particles cut aggressively but round over time through wear, eventually diminishing cutting speed. By contrast, while less durable, polycrystalline diamonds fracture to expose new, sharp cutting edges so that they continue to cut with speed, although with a finer, less aggressive scratch pattern.
The paddle hones have a slim profile to provide access and control in confined areas, making it easier to maintain original relief angles. With abrasive right to the edge of the hone, they are available in 250x, 600x and 1200x grits for rough, general and fine sharpening, plus a 150x grit for rapid material removal to repair nicks or other damage.
With a protective cover that serves as a handle when open, the portable, convenient folding hones are only 5" long when closed. You can keep them in a toolbox or kitchen drawer without damage to the hone or your tools, and they’re compact enough to carry in a pocket. The double-sided hone has a 250x side for fast material removal and edge repair, and a 600x side for general sharpening. The 1200x is for fine sharpening and leaves a slight tooth on cutlery that makes slicing easier.
Made in USA.