New Metallic Bonded Diamonds are more wear-resistant and have better geometry "out of the box" than resin bond Venev diamonds. Metallic diamonds are available in 7 grits, the coarsest is 40 grit (500 microns).
No matter how hard Hapstone company tried to bring products on the market, unexpected circumstances caused multiple delays in production. Therefore, Gritomatic and Hapstone came to the tough decision to cancel all active preorders and eliminate preordering at Gritomatic. Breaking the promises is much worse than delays in production. We apologize to all customers. All upcoming products are still in development, including Hapstone R1 (in the final stage). No product we ever mentioned in social networks, forums and tradeshows, has been canceled. However, all upcoming or out-of-stock Hapstone products are "Done, when it's done".
Hapstone has recently introduced the Guide Rod for Wicked Edge stones and paddles. The Guide Rod is optional accessory compatible with Hapstone M2, V7, V6 knife sharpeners as well as upcoming Hapstone R1. It can be purchased in Gritomatic. In order to simplify the migration from Wicked Edge to Hapstone, for all new orders of Hapstone knife sharpeners, the Guide Rod will be shipped for free. after a customer provides photo proofs of Wicked Edge ownership.
Hapstone knife sharpeners become the most versatile and capable to use the vast majority of existing sharpening stones including Edge Pro, KME, Spyderco, bench stones up to 210 mm, pocket stones of any size, and now Wicked Edge!