Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
This is a great stone for making a beveled edge. It is a smoother than most "medium" stones. I use the fine stone as my finishing stone. They are a great combo and have given new life to many of my old knives. It is still hard not to use water or oil on a stone, but I have sharpened two sets of kitchen knives and all of my pocket knives multiple times without a problem.