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Recommendation? KME - CBN emulsion vs lapping films?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by tyyreaun, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    Can't seem to find an answer anywhere, either on this forum or on Google in general. If this has been answered elsewhere, a link would be appreciated :)

    Which is better for sharpening on a KME past the 1500 grit stone - CBN emulsion on a strop, or lapping films? It looks like both can get mirror edges, but are there any significant pros and cons between the two approaches?
  2. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    I use the films, I have not tried cbn. I'll probably try diamond spray/paste as soon as I get more bench strops.
  3. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover

    Aug 2, 2006
    I've used cbn and diamond paste extensively.

    I much prefer cbn. It seems to give a soother, shinier edge.

    It works for me.

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