Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi folks, I'm hoping to pick your collective brains regarding DMT medium extra fine vs. extra extra fine bench stone. I currently have the 8" DMT bench stones from extra extra coarse through extra fine, which doesn't give me a high polish (I actually prefer a satin finish), but I finish the progression by stropping on leather strops (2 micron, then 1 micron CBN emulsion), and I get more than serviceable edge. Just for fun, I'm thinking of adding another DMT bench stone between the extra fine and the strop, and wanted to get your suggestions on whether the medium extra fine or the extra extra fine would be better. My initial thought is going from extra fine (9 micron) all the way to extra extra fine (3 micron) too big of a jump, as opposed to going to medium extra fine (6 micron). (I know I know.... I'm already going from extra fine all the way down to 2 micron strop....). Anyhow, if I had to pick one of the two, which one would you say I should get and why? Any any compelling reason why I should actually get both? Or is there a better alternative in terms of getting the best performance? (e.g. ditch adding another DMT, and get a 0.5 micron CBN?). Would greatly appreciate your wisdom. Also, main use will be to sharpen the usual high wear resistance steels that come with Spyderco's e.g. S30V, S35VN, S90V, S110V, M390, Maxamet, ZDP-189, etc. Thank you!