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Hard Arkansas Sharpening Stone - 6 x 2 inch (White)

Eternal Tools

Premium Quality Genuine 100% Natural Hard Arkansas Sharpening Stone.

Most suitable for fine polishing and maintenance of a fine edge on knives or tools.

Many will finish the sharpening/polishing process with this stone, while others will graduate to Surgical Black to get the ultimate in smoothness and sheen.

The stone is naturally very durable and will not require lapping or flattening.

Hard Arkansas stones are popular among woodcrafters and a variety of industries including jewellery makers, watchmakers and clock repairers. All bench stones come with a custom wooden box for storage.

  • 6 inch x 2 inch x 1/2 inch (150 x 50 x 12.5mm)

For best results use with our honing oil

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Grit size in comparison to synthetic stone: 800-1000 grit

How to Use our Natural Arkansas Sharpening Stone:

1. Apply a small amount of honing oil on the stone. 

2. Position your blade or tool across the stone's flat surface

20-22 degree for a hunting or kitchen knife for instance

10-15 degree for a straight razor

Helpful note: Always try to maintain a consistent angle

3. Draw and push the blade as though you are slicing a thin slice off a stone

4. Use the same number of stroke on both sides (exceptions: Razors, single bevel and Japanese knives)

3-10 strokes per side


These stones are 100% natural Arkansas stone made from Novaculite.

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what grit are these stones?

Joseph Scuderi

As the Arkansas stones are made from natural stone we can't give an accurate grit size. However, in tests it has been found that the following grit sizes are how they compare to synthetic stone:

Hard Arkansas - 800-1000 grit

Surgical Black Arkansas - 4000-6000 grit

Not a question. A review. Received the stone and used it to put an edge on some carbon steel gravers. the quality of the polish it left was excellent. looking for more items to sharpen now.

Andy Fife

 Thanks for taking the time to review these Andy, that's great to hear. 

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