Waterless or less water sharpening options
I’m looking for feedback as I explore an alternative sharpening method to my waterstones that I have relied upon for 30 years. The reason being is my current shop has no running water and I find waterstones to be a royal PIA without it, subsequently I find myself not sharpening as frequently as I should since its such a big production. As chance would have it a forum comment from a now forgotten member mentioned he used diamond stones because his shop was also water deprived and that got me thinking. What are the waterless or at least minimal water sharpening options out there?
Arkansas Stones but I always found the oils too messy and the stones too inconsistent.
Obviously diamond stones, but my experiences in the past were less than satisfactory although maybe the products are higher quality now than 25-30 years ago.
Shapton glass/ceramic stones which I’ve explored in the past but never took the plunge. They seem to have different lines and seem to be controversial.
The newest contender I stumbled upon yesterday a brand called Nano Hone which seem to be along the lines of the Shaptons. Has anyone used these? They look intriguing. They aren’t cheap so I don’t want to make a $1,000 mistake.
Anything I’m not thinking of?
I typically will hone my chisels and plane blades to an 8-10,000 grit final hone and don’t strop.
All feedback and comments are appreciated.