Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Very good hone.
I bought this recently to use for badly neglected,chipped or resetting the angle of blades.It make short work of even the hardest and wear resistant steels. I had purchased a used chipped Kershaw Speed Form 1 made with CPM T 440V stainless for only 50 bucks. A great bargain to me. It is otherwise like new other than the chipped blade.The owner said he could not get it to take a good edge using only Arkansas stones. As it is without a doubt one of the most wear resistant steels you can buy. The hone helped make the chip removal a much easier job.I would caution you not to use a lot pf pressure using this hone. Using to much pressure can tear-up the blade and just cause you more work getting it set right.Let the hone do the work as it removes metal very aggressively. I added it to my Lansky set of which only conventional hones. I don't use the Lansky much as I mostly hand hone everything. But it is good to have around for the reasons I stated before. I would recommend this stone as it works very well in these cases.