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I have used one for years, and yes I do have the diamond stones. Two reasons, they cut faster and last longer.

I also use ceramic rods for honing and burr removal.

A good edge for a hunting knife is a double angle of 11 degrees on the course stone and then finish with a medium and fine at 22 degrees. Too small an angle on the cutting edge will not stand up long and the edge will dull quickly.

An excellent read.

A few of my "old timers":

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