Pros: Effectiveness, Ease of Use, None
Cons: Overall Quality
HAD TO FIX IT BEFORE I COULD USE IT.
When I took the package out of the box the stone was loose from the holder. Instead of sending it back, I decided to glue it back in.( hope it stays glued) So far so good. After I left it clamped over night, I used it, and it worked well. I also replaced the thumb screw with a 10-24 socket head cap screw as I do on all my Lansky hones.( it gives more travel) I started with a fine diamond hone, went to the ultra fine ceramic hone, then to the sapphire hone. My blade was noticeably sharper after the sapphire so I'm satisfied with it. I've seen that some people had to flatten the surface on theirs before they could use it, but this one was fine. Gave it four stars because I had to fix it before I could use it. I'm sure if I had contacted Knife Center they would have replaced it, I just think Lansky should make sure their stuff stays together. To be fair though, this is the first time I've had this happen, and I've got a lot of their stuff. And as other people have said, the hone is white, not blue, not that it really matters, but it would be nice to know what you're getting.