Pros: Effectiveness, Ease of Use
My Newest Must Use Tool
I have been a Lansky User/Fan for decades. I had seen the mixed reviews on the Saphire Hone and dedcided that I had to see for myself how it worked. Several days of rain brought enough boredom that I decided that some sharpening must need to be done. I hauled out three knives (2 154cm, 1 S 30V) in various shades of sharpness. I used the diamond hones as needed down through the "fine" then moved on to the Saphire. In each case the blade was quickly brought to a "hair popping" level of sharpness quickly. I don't know whether this hone should be a replacement or supplement to the Ultra Fine (yellow holder) hone that I had been using as I am unsure which is supposed to be more fine. I can say however that the Saphire produces an edge as sharp as I need, more quickly than I have been able to achieve in the past. I will experiment more as time goes on but for me the hone is a deffinite "keeper"!