Diamondpasteisa type of polishing compound made from finely ground or powdereddiamondparticles, and some kind of liquid, usually water based. Diamondpowderitselfis simplypastewithoutthe water or other liquid binding agent. It may come in a syringe for moreexact application, or even come in a small pump-spray bottle. Some manufacturersproduce pastes with different sized grits in specific colors. Color coding canfacilitate selecting the proper size of grit for the surface that is to bepolished.
Thiscompound can be used to polish or sharpen a variety of tools and surfaces. Diamondpasteisrecommended for finely polishing various metals, including metal blades andother metal surfaces. In the case of a metal blade, of course, thepastenotonly polishes the flat surface of the blade, but also finely sharpens thecutting surface. Diamondpasteisappropriate for use on ceramic, glass, and mineral surfaces. It can also beused to clean surfaces made out of the aforementioned materials.