This hone is particularly well suited for sharpening recurve blades, Karambits, Kukris, or any other knife or broadhead with a concave blade design.
This is an excellent solution for sharpening Simmons broadheads with the KME knife sharpening system.
Custom made in the USA for KME by Hewlett MFG, this hone has 3 oval shaped sharpening surfaces making it perfect for sharpening even the most extreme concave blade designs.
Three grits on one hone: Coarse (270), Medium (600), & Fine (1800) grits.
5" long, w/three 1/2" wide sides.
Includes a KME 11” x 5/32 diameter guide rod which attaches to the hone with a close tolerance friction fit. Just push the rod a few inches into the hone. The rod can be installed in either end of the hone so that the entire diamond surface can be utilized.
About using rounded hones:
When using rounded hone, care must be taken not to round over the tips of your knives.
This is because unlike a wide flat stone, a rounded rod has a very small area of blade contact. It is easy to go just a bit too far and slip passed the tip which will cause the point or tip to be deformed or rounded over slightly. You can be fairly aggressive throughout the length of the blade but be very careful when you sharpen the tip section.
The title of this review is a little unfair. I have the KME system and it worked well. But you're going to be buying bits and pieces to make it work across the range of blades and this is one of the. See my main review for what I switched to.