Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Most flexible stone I own
This is my do it all 8" stone. This medium stone is the only one I use on my machetes. It is too heavy for carrying in the field so I have the smaller version for that. I like my fixed blade field knives to have a toothy edge. The medium grit does the job, especially the Spyderco which has been accused of being too close to fine grit. Don't believe it. It will not bring a knife field blade to razor sharpness, except for machetes, but is sharp enough for my purposes. Machete carbon steel 1055 at 53-54 Rc is the toughest blade steel around for the price and will take an razor edge upon request. Bravo Zulus' to Spyderco!