The Debado MD line is an extra-wide series that were developed to be an easy solution to sharpening small blades which can often be sharpened along the entire length at once. The extra width makes sharpening longer knives and thinning more comfortable as well as there is a larger area for the blade to rest and a more consistent result may be achieved.
The Debado 200# MD is very similar in look and feel to most standard "green brick" coarse stones that may be found from any number of brands. The remarkable thing about this stone, however, is that it is splash and go, which anyone with experience with coarse stones in this grit range is somewhat rare. In use this stone feels very comparable to a traditional coarse 200-240 green brick but with a thinner mud and much less wear. Scratch depth is comparable while cutting speed may be slightly slower, but not significantly. This stone is wonderful for heavy thinning work on single bevels. It does not produce the "halo" effect above the shinogi line that the Shapton Traditional 120 does and the scratches are not quite as deep.
• Grit: #200 (Coarse)
• Type: Splash and Go
• Best for: Carbon/Stainless/HSS Knives
• Dimensions: 8.86" x 3.54" x 1.06" ht (22.5 x 9.0 x 2.7 cm)
• Comes with a rubber holder
• The number printed on the stone doesn't indicate grid #.