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Dan's black Hard Ark *PIC*

David Weaver
An expensive stone, but the best black arkansas I've seen from anyone anywhere and I've four. If they're bought as first quality or directly from dan, they are apparently all superb.

with heavy pressure

with light pressure

For whatever reason, black stones have always left little tiny dings here and there on edges after stropping. I mean tiny enough that you won't notice them on a surface. I'm puzzled as to why that is.

I prefer a fine washita for chisels and plane irons because their "go fast" pressure is faster and they work about as fine.

When I did stone type tests during the plane iron test, one of my fine washitas went slightly longer than the dan's black.

There is a difference with other brands - any newer norton (which they haven't done much of) has small pores in it and the halls (probably preyda) now that I had long ago would release a large glom of particles at once once in a while and then was very slow cutting once it settled in. You'd dig in, a bit would come loose and go across the surface and clink.

The virtue of halls stones is they were inexpensive before people complained that they weren't flat (they weren't). about 1/4th the cost of dan's. Then halls started lapping them flat and the price went way up and i'm not sure where preyda is.

A second from the dan's page is good and some authorized dealers (I got a 10x3 from someone on ebay) will be able to do better than dan's page price without a drop in quality. I wanted a big one (10x3, and I requested >1" thickness as dan's prices 0.75" thick and 1.1" the same - when you pay huge money, you kind of want the stone to look like a thick stone - it feels different in their pre-made boxes or in any base - there's more finger room).

Dan's black and trans, though, both as good as any of each ever made when it comes to fineness.

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