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RH Preyda Pocket Sharpening Stones

RH Preyda Pocket Sharpening Stones

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These were all cheaper on Amazon
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Your chi is strong.
Thanks :)
https://www.danswhetstone.com/information/stone-grades-101/
The link, above, is for a Hard stone, in the color white. Depending on RH Preyda's grading table, that could either be in the 800-1000 grit range (2.3-2.45 specific gravity, hard stone), or in the True Hard, 1200+ grit range (>2.5 specific gravity). Either way, it'd be fine for anything short of razors or very fine kitchen knives. Even then, if you reduce pressure as you sharpen, you'll probably be okay.
Arkansas stones are graded by density. The link's got a bunch of info, as well as a table with relative grit. Even within a category, individual stones perform a little differently.
I use a soft stone, a hard stone, and a hard black (some folks will call them "surgical") stone. I've sharpened everything from homemade knives, to straight razors on them. The hard black works fine for honing razors. Color doesn't matter, per-se. What matters is the relative density of the stone.
I know some stones are made to be used as waterstones but can be used with oil, could this be used with water?
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juliengroulx
I ONLY use my Arkansas stones with water. So to answer your question.. absolutely.
I always use oil on my stones, for a couple reasons.
1. The primary reason is that you need some kind of lubricant on Arkansas stones. If you don't use anything, the metal shavings get ground into the stone and it won't cut after a while. Lubricant doesn't completely prevent this, but it cuts down on it by a great deal. You can fix this by scrubbing or boiling the stones, but I'd rather avoid it in the first place.
2. Oil is fairly viscose; it stays on the stone without evaporating. Water works, but it's not ideal. Water is not a very viscose fluid, and it won't stay on the stone like oil will.
3. More subjectively, I like how it feels using oil vs dry or with water. It gives it a much smoother feel with better feedback imo
A few questions before I take the plunge: When would I need/want to use a translucent honing stone? What are the advantages of honing oil over common oils such as 3-in-one? What other care will the stones require for optimal longevity?
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LeadingEdge
Speaking as somebody who actually does use a translucent Arkansas stone, I really don't think the average person needs one. Translucent stones are finishing stones to give a truely mirror finish. Unless you're super finicky about your edges or are sharpening something like a straight razor(the reason I got one), a hard black is about all you need.
That having been said, I really like the edge mine gives me, and use it on all my knives.
It should be noted that if you're looking to sharpen higher end steels like S35, Arkansas stones will work but they cut very slowly. I highly recommend a diamond stone for those. For steels like S110V, I don't think Arkansas will work at all.
Morrowind542
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Just received the stones. Is it normal to have slight chips in some corners? My soft stone has a chip that results in a visible radiating crack, the translucent is much better however!
EtrnlzPhnx
Pretty normal, in my experience, buying stones and having them shipped. Doesn't affect use, unless you're dragging something super-fine like a razor over it. As long as the (long) edges are either true square, or rounded, with no chips, you're fine.
Massdrop was supposed to save us money! In this deal I'll save $0,01 over the MSRP ,wait two months to get it and pay ridiculous S+H !!! Why bother with Massdrop?????
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I'm just giving my opinion! The longer I'm on Massdrop ,the more I like Amazon etc, but I want to give Massdrop a fair chance and like everybody on here ,we want a good deal or Massdrop will be history and that is not what I want! I give my honest opinions to help improve Massdrop! There is a lot of improvement possible and needed to be competitive in this brutal business!
Jacobus
Thing is you are not just giving constructive critism. You stated how much better you like Azazon. As someone else indicated you do not have to join if you feel there is no or little value. IMO you should always measure the value with the final drop price. That's the whole point of committing vs. joining. If you had simply come in and stated you don't see the point of spending $1 less on this deal then what is MSRP you would find less would have objected to your comment.
Just got these stones. I was amazed at how much easier and quickly I was able to sharpen my favorite pocket knife (Kershaw Skyline) to a fine polished edge going from hard black to surgical black to translucent. Nice polished edge in about 10 minutes across all 3 stones. Seemed a lot easier to handle compared to my large bench sized japanese water stones.
I also grew up in Arkansas, so it's nice having a little piece of it with me.
i'm thinking of buying all of these stones seeing as my pocket stone is getting a bowl shape. But i don't know if it's worth it, i always have a leather belt and if i'm bushcrafting i have two knifes so i can sharpen one with the other... Worth it?
anybody know what the knife pictured using the stone is?
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A bit late, but I'm pretty sure it's the CRKT Tighe Dye Knife. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/9772
Aranshada
I must of had different taste back then, don't really like the look of this anymore, thank you regardless it's very flattering that you would remember. I'm more a fan of a boker or a spydacro now.
Can I use only the Surgical black Arkansas to maintain my pocket knives or do I have to go from Hard black Arkansas -> Surgical black Arkansas. I like my knives sharp.
Darc-Charlie
It would actually be best if you started with the Hard Arkansas if your knives get a good amount of use. Once they start to feel dull, you'll need something around that grit to get them sharp enough to use a finer grit like the Hard Black on. This will save you a lot of time if you want to maintain a sharp edge. If you started with the Hard Black, or the Surgical Black even, it would take you forever to get anything sharp that already starts to feel dull.
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Individual shipments are being prepared now! Our warehouse team received the group's bulk order earlier and have already broken everything down into the individual packages. As soon as your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/18.
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 10/17 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the RH Preyda Pocket Stones and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/21.
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Haha from the e-mail newsletter I thought this drop was just a bunch of rocks with pouches for you to carry around.
Can nano oil be used on these stones ?.
YujiLED
Yes it can although i don't recommend using it depending on what kind of steel you're working with. Use peanut oil or vegetable oil if you must. If you're afraid of using either of those things than use water
Thank you!
Can i use water when sharping with the stone? Or only oil?
Ido12
you can use either or. We recommend oil because it moves the metal from the stone easier. But if you choose to use water that is ok. Once you use oil though you will never really be able to use water again.
Which hardness would be most suitable for sharpening a knife similar in style to a straight razor? I ask because I play the oboe and we often have to make our own reeds instead of buying them. A little stone like this would work great and I could keep it in my case in case I needed to sharpen my knife.
These knifes have to capable of lifting cane off, not merely whittling it off like a boy scout with a pocket knife. So it it needs to be pretty sharp.
CalvaryMFers
I would suggest either stone. You want to use surgical black or translucent. These are the 2 hardest stones and is what we recommend for sharpening straight razors. So from the description of the knife you use either stone would be a good match for it. Also using honing oi is an absolute must when sharpening this style of blade. Thank you for your inquiry
CalvaryMFers
You'd only need a stone like this to reform the edge .....strop your blade each time to keep the edge from going.
can anyone tell me the name of the knife in the picture?
Anyone have an introduction to grit sizes? I have a knife that I want to sharpen but I don't know if there is a general purpose one I should buy or if I should buy two or three like other people in this discussion.
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Thank you so much this does help
clarknelson
What kind of knife? If we're talking a pocket knife, a hard or hard-black is probably your best bet. The hard stone will sharpen a bit quicker, but the hard-black will put a finer edge on the knife. Soft stone is likely going to be coarser than you want for a typical pocket knife.
If you're talking about a kitchen knife, you'd want to look at a hard-black or surgical. Unless it's super dull, in which case... many stones.
Regardless, keep in mind that these are pocket stones. If you're sharpening anything larger than a small pocket knife, they're going to be a lot of work. You're better off with a larger bench stone, especially for the kitchen-variety knife.
All of the orders have been shipped from our warehouse and are now on the way. Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking information to update in the courier’s system.
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Bulk order shipped. The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 7/20.
Expect another update from us on 7/21 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled for early next week and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 7/14 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 7/7 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the RH Preyda Pocket Stones and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 7/18.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/30.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
These look great for a through hike. But how much do they weigh?
Should I go for three different stones? Thinking about getting the translucent, the hard and the soft stone....
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Ended up ordering the Hard black, and the black surgical. I think my Lansky Quick-fix can manage the rougher parts just fine
E-Molz
That will work to...
Probably great for your 1095,01,SK5,and old school stainless steels . If you have some of the super steels you really want diamond and ceramics. Might pick one up myself for old school carbon steel blades.
These pocket stones are nice and all but when is there going to be a drop for pocket sand?