A sharp knife is an important tool, and you need a way to ensure that your knife keeps a razor-sharp edge. So that sharpening your knife blade is never a chore, invest in an extremely fine Black Arkansas finishing stone.
While many types of stones can be used for finishing the edge on knives, few are as exceptional as the naturally mined Black Arkansas stone, or Novaculite. Sometimes called "Black Surgical" because it's fine enough to precisely sharpen surgical instruments, this type of stone can only be quarried from Arkansas and it lasts a lifetime. This ultra-fine finishing stone is sought after by craftsman and collectors alike as well as everyday users who want a very finely-honed edge on their blades.
Courser stones, called Soft Arkansas, work well for initial sharpening or a toothy edge, while only a very fine stone like the Black Arkansas can be used for precision sharpening. You'll need an extremely fine grit son like the Black Arkansas to give you a highly polished, mirror-fine edge on an already sharp knife.
This Arkansas benchstone measures 8" by 2" by 1/2", the perfect size for holding and sharpening most knives and tools. It comes in an aromatic cedar box that is dovetailed to be a durable and safe holder for your finishing stone. This makes a perfect gift for the knife aficionado.
As with all our knife accessories, the Arkansas bench stone is covered by our satisfaction guarantee and will, in most cases, ship to you the same day you order.
This freehand sharpener comes with detailed sharpening instructions. The dovetailed cedar box safety covers and holds this wide stone. The entire product is made in Arkansas, USA.
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