Topic: Ando Knife and Sharpening Stone Questions
My name is Chris, and I was wondering if anybody has had any positive or negative experiences they'd like to share about Ando reed knives. I'm currently looking for a "finishing reed knife" since I already have a knife that isn't extremely sharp (even after sharpening) but is good for the initial scraping on bassoon reeds. I've heard some positive things from the oboists at my school about Ando knives, but I was wondering if anyone has ever tried them on a bassoon reed.
Additionally, I'm looking to buy a sharpening stone (so I can stop bumming off my friend's stones), and I was wondering what the difference is between a water stone, and a dry stone; as well as if anybody has a recommendation for a good sharpening stone.