The <BYX•CO> Sharpening Stones Thread

Discussion in 'Baryonyx Knife Co.' started by FortyTwoBlades, Oct 2, 2016.

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    We've got a lot in the pipeline, too. Our manufacturing partner actually owns all the surviving molds and pattern documents from the old Carborundum Co. so they sort of ARE stones of yesteryear in a way! You might call these "retro fusion" stones in that the philosophy behind them draws from a lot of stones and attitudes of the past but using modern materials and manufacturing with some unique twists. They're not quite Japanese water stones, and not quite Western oil stones either. Unlike most, we're not cutting corners on the quality of the raw abrasive grain, and are using some of the more expensive premium grains available with carefully balanced bond strengths for just the right rate of wear and porosity. :)
     
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    As a heads up, we've got 8" Arctic Fox bench stones now in the pipeline. :)
     
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    Sweet
     
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    impressed a guy this weekend restoring the edge on a machete his 11 YO had butchered on his 2x72 with a 60 grit belt.
    used my mutt stone to establish grinds and arctic fox canoe stone to clean it up.
     
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    Finally have the Arctic Fox blend in a full-sized bench stone. Single grit configuration only, as the shrink rate differential between the two sides put too much tension on this large of a stone and they'd pull themselves apart during firing. I've been using my personal one as a go-to for EDC and culinary knives and it's been performing beautifully, as expected. Like the rest of the Arctic Fox stones, it's an ANSI 400 grit (22µ) ice-blue aluminum oxide in a medium-hard ceramic bond that cuts fast, resists loading, but is hard enough to wear slowly and provide a crisp apex. Readily absorbs and holds water, or can be used with oil if desired.
     
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    Nice, was just checking out what's new on your website. didn't see the ceramic Stone there? Are you no longer carrying those?
     
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    Correct. The supply of the economy ceramic stones was limited, and it finally dried up a couple of months ago. They're all gone and won't be back, unfortunately.
     
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    That's a bummer, any suggestions for a substitute?
     
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    Nope. It's pretty much impossible to get sintered technical ceramics that cheap otherwise. The only reason they cost as little as they did was because it was some kind of "we found a ton of these in the back of a warehouse" special. We'll be introducing our own technical ceramic stones that'll be quite a bit nicer, but they won't be cheap.
     
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    What size? 7-8"?
     
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    Several different sizes. Pocket stones, field stones, bench stones, and pucks.
     
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    Don't expect them for a while, though. Product rollout is a delicate and lengthy process.
     
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    Nice
    So they'll be available in November:D
    of 20??:eek:
     
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    We'll be working on getting them to market as quickly as possible, but there are a lot of other stones that will be hitting the shelves before they do. Currently working on finalizing the Ptarmigan series formulation right now.
     
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    Ptarmigan? What's the specs?
     
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    FEPA 1200 grit (3µ) stone in white aluminum oxide. We're just sorting out the grit to bond ratio right now to get the hardness where we want it--it's tricky with stones that fine.
     
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    1200grit :D keep me posted on these.
     
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    For reference that's equal to a Japanese 6k.
     
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    Little off topic but is it possible to get the Baryonx machete with a black handle instead of the green? @FortyTwoBlades
     
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    Nope. Just green. I'll eventually have some done up as a premium version with walnut scales, but not for a while.
     
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