The Diafold Magna-Guide sharpening system contains all parts you need to quickly and easily sharpen your knife. The heart of the set is comprised of one Diafold sharpening stone with the grain sizes Fine and Extra fine. The stone is designed like a butterfly knife where the handle is folded around the diamond-coated sharpening stone. As such the stone is always protected. You can use both sides of the stone and each side is enhanced with its own grain size. The colour in the famous DMT round pattern shows you which grain size you are dealing with.
Experienced sharpeners can also easily use the sharpening stone as is. When folded you can easily take them with you. The strength of this system can be found in the guiding system with which everyone will always sharpen their knives using the right angle. It is very simple. You secure the knife in the plastic hold and adjust it to the right sharpening angle with the indented rods. A table will help you find the right position.
Afterwards the guiding rod is attached to the sharpening stone using the strong magnet. That is when you can start sharpening your knives: the same as you normally would on a sharpening stone. Thanks to the guiding rod that runs through the openings of the holder you will always use the right angle. It doesn't get any more complicated than that!
Information about the grain sizes of DMT sharpening stones.
The grain size of a diamond-coated stone and a water stone cannot easily be compared. This is because the construction and materials used are substantially different. With a water stone, the sharpening grains are incorporated in the stone. These grains are also released from the stone during use and become some kind of sharpening paste. With a diamond-coated stone, the diamonds are secured in the surface of the stone.
Good to know
With this sharpening system you can decide yourself if you wish to sharpen with or without water. The advantage of sharpening with water is that the stone is lubricated and the sharpening residue is removed. Never use oil, always water. It is also good to know that a diamond-coated sharpening stone must be sharpened as well. A new sharping stone removes quite a lot of material. Only after 5 to 10 knives does the stone have its final effect.