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15 November 2012 at 8:01 pm #3270
This sequence = Medium -> Fine -> Extra Fine -> Strop loaded with “Honing Paste” (The type I use comes in the form of a pale blue waxy block) should leave an immaculately sharp finish on your edges.
I honestly think AutoGlym is perhaps too fine a stropping medium and the difference between extra fine grit and the particle size suspended within AutoGlym is perhaps too large. The same could be said regarding the difference when moving directly from Extra Coarse to Fine grits, as you’ll have to work much harder using a Fine stone/plate to try and eliminate the residual scratch marks made in the edge by the Extra Coarse grit.