Arkansas and Bench Oil Stones
Available in both Soft and Hard Grade
With durable abrasive particles linked with high-strength bonds, our traditional Arkansas oil stones cut at moderate speed. They also wear slowly, requiring only periodic lapping to expose fresh abrasive particles as much as to restore flatness. Cut from flawless natural in Arkansas, our stones are described in “grades” rather than grits. The difference between grades is a matter of particle density. Consequently, the more tightly packed they are, the finer the abrasive action.
The grades progress from soft (medium), for initially working the bevel, to hard (fine) as an intermediate grade. We find that a soft stone followed by a hard black stone is an effective combination. For either stone, a light mineral oil works best to keep metal particles from glazing the stone.
Arkansas and Bench Oil StonesArkansas Stones are all-purpose stones suitable for maintaining a keen edge on all knives and tools. Because the stone is naturally so durable, it is able to perform for an extended period of time without requiring lapping or flattening.CA $54.00–CA $85.00
Arkansas and Bench Oil StonesHoning Oil is highly refined oil and excellent for lubricating your stone when sharpening. Remember, you should never use an Arkansas Stone without some type of lubricant, or you will clog up the pores and it will not sharpen properly. Our Premium Honing Oil is a light mineral based oil for easy lubrication of the sharpening surface. The oil is used to float away particles of metal that accumulate on the surface of your sharpening stones. See page for TIPSCA $15.30