Dan’s Whetstone Bench Sharpening Stone - 10’’, Soft Arkansas Stone
About Dan’s Whetstone Bench Sharpening Stone - 10’’, Soft Arkansas Stone
Nature's Irregular. The Novaculite structure of individual quartz grains of Dan's Whetstone Bench sharpening stones enhance sharpening ability, and the medium grade creates sharp edges in a minimum amount of time.
Specs about Dan’s Whetstone Bench Sharpening Stone - 10’’, Soft Arkansas Stone
- Knife style: Sharpener
- Material Novaculite rock and wood
- Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.
- Overall 1-1/2x10-1/4x2-1/2" (HxWxD), stone 1/2x10x2" (HxWxD)
- Made in United States of America
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Reviewed by vlodko_lviv from Lviv on Thursday, February 6, 2014Fine, perfectly wonderful, grand! Works perfect.
Reviewed by H.D. from Wisconsin on Monday, January 27, 2014Works perfect, just as intended.
Reviewed by Pine Cone from Western Washington on Sunday, January 5, 2014I had forgotten how nice it was to use a 10" long sharpening stone. Much easier with a long stroke! The soft Arkansas is great for near-final edge. Use a coarser stone for removing nicks and do most of your finish sharpening with this soft Arkansas stone. Finish up using the 6" hard Arkansas for a perfect edge.
Reviewed by John in NM from new mexico on Monday, December 30, 2013Stone is long enough to sharpen the longer knives I have and though it has an inclusion it does not effect the performance of the stone. I have used it on Wusthof professional kitchen knives and on handmade knives of A2 steel with great results on all of them. Could have been 1/2 in wider but the length is enough to over come that issue.
Reviewed by WillL from central Florida on Wednesday, December 25, 2013Not much to say about this other than it is a good value and works great. Arkansas stones are pretty much my favorite sharpening surface, easier to use than Japanese waterstones. Although advertised as "seconds," the flaws were insignificant.
Question & Answer
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“Is there a "grit" spec for this? I have a king waterstone that is rated 1000, and I'm looking for a rougher stone (like 240) to use first. Also, the note says to use honing oil, but I thought whetstone meant you should lubricate with water. Is this a waterstone or does it require oil?”
Dan's Whetstones is the company's name. This is an oil stone. it is a Soft Arkansas Stone which is the is the coarsest of the natural oilstones, but still finer than the fine man-made oil stones such as the India and Crystolon stones. Dan's does not have a grit rating for the stone.