KME Gold Series Diamond Hones.
Size: 1" x 4" x 3/16" (For use with the KME Knife Sharpening System)
The industry bar for diamond hones has just been raised.
KME Gold Series diamond hones are manufactured using a patented superior plating process which thoroughly bonds the diamond particles to the steel base. These are by far the fastest cutting, longest lasting, and most durable diamond hones we’ve ever used.
We’ve been experimenting and torture testing these hones for several months now. We’ve pushed them way beyond the limits of normal use. In fact we’ve been intentionally trying to destroy them. To date we’ve been unable to ruin even one hone. In the coarser grits there is some loss of diamond but we have not been able to remove enough diamond to see any noticeable loss of performance... even after days of abuse on the hardest “Super-steels”.
If you’ve been searching for diamond hones that won’t need to be replaced for a long, long time these are the ones!
50 grit, XXC-100 grit, XC-140 grit, Coarse- 300 grit, Fine 600 grit, X-Fine- 1500 grit
“The Beast” 50 grit Gold Series diamond hone. The Beast is the most aggressive stone of any kind we’ve ever used. It will make even the toughest reprofiling and repair jobs much faster and easier. The Beast is so aggressive that we don’t recommend bringing edges to a full apex with it. Use The Beast for the major stock removal then switch to the 140 grit XC GS hone to finish shaping the cutting edge.
XXCoarse - 100 grit: The Metal Excavator. With a mixture of diamond particles ranging from 80 to 100 grit, this is a very aggressive hone. Use it for major blade repair and serious reprofiling - or whenever large amounts of steel need to be removed quickly.
XCoarse - 140 grit: The 140 grit hone is extremely aggressive and is perfect for most reprofiling jobs, moderate chip and blade repairs, and for quickly restoring the bevels and edges on extremely dull blades.
Coarse - 300 grit: The 300 grit hone will produce true shaving sharp edges on even the hardest super-steels. While primarily used for everyday maintenance, it is aggressive enough for performing some minor reprofiling and very small chip repairs.
Fine - 600 grit: The 600 grit hone refines your edges, taking them from shaving sharp to true hair popping sharp. The 600 grit hone is often adequate as a first step for light edge maintenance.
X-Fine - 1500 grit: The 1500 grit hone produces true razor edges while retaining just a bit of a toothy bite and will refine your edges to truly “showing off sharp”.
Like all our KME Gold Series diamond hones, the diamonds are so well attached to the base plate that we have yet to be able to wear one out. (And we sharpen lots of knives!)