Pros: Ease of Use, None
Cons: Effectiveness, Overall Quality
I have bought a few different black arks from different brands in the passed. Out of the last 3, two of them were pinnacle, and they were both HORRIBLE, the third was actually a black pocket stone I bought from Dan's. I bought it direct from their web site, just to give them a try. The POCKET STONE I got from dan's is most amazing, its partially translucent and is just fantastic, so I decided I wanted a full sized stone. I was reluctant to buy from knifecenter.com, but Dan's replied to my email saying that Knifecenter is indeed an authorized dealer, and that Dan's does sell to KC. So I went for it... because the price was extremely good. Guess what? Not good! No where near the quality of the pocket stone I got from dans. This stone is not as bad as Pinnacle, but not what I was hoping to get. You get what you pay for!