DMT® Diamond Grit Size - Color Coding

  • DMT Standard Diamond Grits

  • SILVER (XX) Diamond - Extra-Extra Coarse

    Aggressive edge repair when bringing a tool back from what looks like the end of life –a safe alternative to powered grinding. (120 mesh, 120 micron)
  • BLACK (X) Diamond - Extra Coarse

    Use to rapidly repair damaged or real rough edge. (220 mesh, 60 mircron)
  • BLUE (C) Diamond - Coarse

    Transforms a dull edge to cutting condition. (325 mesh, 45 micron)
  • RED (F) Diamond - Fine

    Use to put a great edge on slightly dull knives or tools. (600 mesh, 25 micron)
  • GREEN (E) Diamond - Extra Fine

    Gives everything a polished and razor sharp edge. (1200 mesh, 9 micron)
  • CERAMIC (CER)

    Available only in DMT® Ceramic Steel (CS2) and corresponds to 2200 mesh, 7 micron.
  • TAN (EE) Diamond -  Extra-Extra Fine

    For the edge enthusiast who wants the ultimate edge. (8000 mesh, 3 micron)
  • DMT HardCoat™ Diamond Grits

  • HC™ SILVER/Diaflat®  Diamond Extra-Extra Coarse Diaflat®

    Designed to withstand flattening many styles of bench stones. 2 styles: (HC120 mesh, 120 micron) and (HC 160 mesh, 95 micron)
  • HC™ WHITE/HC™  (HC F) Diamond Fine

    Will stand up to the rigors of ceramic knife sharpening and to put a great edge on slightly dull edge. (HC 600 mesh, 25 micron)
  • HC™ WHITE/HC™  (HC E) Diamond Extra-Fine

    Will stand up to the rigors of ceramic knife sharpening and to provide a razor sharp edge. (HC 1200 mesh, 9 micron)