Pros: Effectiveness, Overall Quality
When I bought the stones I had read the review that it was very pitted and not good. I found out once you working on that fine of an edge and you are planning on honing the edge, it does not matter How pitted the stone is. I had beautiful blades come out every time. I would recommend that if you do use this grade of stone that the amount of pressure put on the stone will some times effect the polish but nothing you will notice. And one last note if you are honing after the 1200 grit use the 14/10 micron hone and work your way up.