What has the issue been? Super hard steel? Warp?
Nice, both stones nice,, are stones separate producing similar edges??
Have you tried diamond plate slurry only each stone
Been using water only on my black molted escher but i did also try la lune rub stone on escher, but no juice only la lune slurry,,,,,but it worked but on my escher appears water only is trick
so the one on the right is the Escher Barbers Gem, and I use the yellow-green Thuringian on the left as the rub stone. The YG is large enough to finish on, and they both produce a similar edge.
The Barbers Gem just has a little more real estate, which makes it nice to hone upon.
I have used a Diamond Plate to slurry the Barbers Gem, and it works just fine. However, I prefer the YG rub stone. I feel like it produces a slurry that is slightly more fine, and it is more rock friendly to its brother.
I usually finish with just a whisp of slurry which seems to make the edge slightly more smooth or on straight water, which seems to make the edge slightly sharper…can’t go wrong with either!