I have been using the fine and UF grit ceramic stones for a while off and on and am continuously impressed. The fine grit puts a great edge on a knife and the UF refines it very nicely. I've been using DMT fine and extra-fine stones for coarser stones than the Spyderco fine grit. Actually I think the DMT extra-fine and Spyderco fine grit are pretty close. Close enough that both are not needed in a progression. I really really wish Spyderco made 3" wide stones in all grits. Anyway, I've been considering getting a medium grit Spyderco stone. I would appreciate opinions on it. How aggressive is it compared to the fine grit Spyderco stone? How does it's grit or scratch pattern compare to a DMT fine grit stone? I have the coarse and extra-coarse DMT stones but in the 6" size. So I've been thinking about getting a coarse DMT in the 8" stone. Then I figured I'd ask how the Spyderco medium grit compares to DMT stones.
While I'm on the subject of Spyderco stones I'd like to recommend them to anyone who needs stones. At least the fine and ultra-fine grits. Don't know about the medium yet. If the medium stone performs as well as the fine and ultra-fine stones do the medium and fine is all that may really be needed to maintain an edge on any knife. The UF is for a more refined or smooth edge but for most pocket knives isn't necessary. VERY good stone though if you do want smoother or more refined edges or bevels.
Thanks for any opinions on the Spyderco med. stone. Especially compared to the DMT stones because I'm familiar with them.