Sharpening Stones thread

A place to share, learn, & show off sharpening tips, tricks, techniques, & tools for sharpening edges of all kinds.
User avatar
KnifeSlinger#81
Posts: 3876
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:50 pm
Location: Oklahoma
Contact:

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:56 am

A friend that also likes knives and that I sharpen for gave me this stone last year. It's a fine/coarse. Almost new.
IMG_3121.JPG
A norton pocket stone I like to use. It's some kind of a medium grit, so it can be used for shaping and for sharpening the apex. The other side has norton stamped into it but I don't use that side
IMG_3122.JPG
-Paul T.

WANTED: Shapleigh Diamond Edge branded schrades and Schrade Cut Co cattle and stockman knives, in good condition.

Tups
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:36 am

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by Tups » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:28 pm

C2D65535-82C8-4F3C-95C5-40E4BC7E0D73.jpeg
EA4423CC-E13B-468F-8399-A3FA95D03004.jpeg
6820790F-8E4B-4A94-917B-26F1FA7A2A4A.jpeg
Just found this stone at a flea market. Approx. 2 inch wide. 5 inch long. And inch and quarter thick. Very hard. Very smooth. Looks natural not man made. Needs a cleaning. Thinking it’s a hard Arkansas stone. Any other ideas? Thanks. Tups.

User avatar
TripleF
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 15610
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Location: West Central FL
Contact:

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by TripleF » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:34 am

Tups wrote:C2D65535-82C8-4F3C-95C5-40E4BC7E0D73.jpegEA4423CC-E13B-468F-8399-A3FA95D03004.jpeg6820790F-8E4B-4A94-917B-26F1FA7A2A4A.jpeg

Just found this stone at a flea market. Approx. 2 inch wide. 5 inch long. And inch and quarter thick. Very hard. Very smooth. Looks natural not man made. Needs a cleaning. Thinking it’s a hard Arkansas stone. Any other ideas? Thanks. Tups.

Knice stone.

I don't know much, but I guage how smooth it is by how porous it is....don't know if that's correct.

Someone here shared how to clean them and I still do it to this day. In a ziplock bag with EASY OFF oven cleaner. Soak for 30 minutes with stone inside.
Works awesome!
SCOTT

http://www.pocketknivesblog.com

Colonial Knife Company History ebook:
https://gumroad.com/l/ZLDb

mrwatch
Posts: 1216
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Location: michigan

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by mrwatch » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:03 pm

KnifeSlinger#81 I believe that Bear brand company stone sells automotive products like front end alignment and head light aiming machines. May have been a gift item?

Tups
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:36 am

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by Tups » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:20 pm

TripleF. Thanks much for that cleaning tip. After it has soaked in EZ OFF, do you then just rinse it off or is there a lot of scrubbing involved?

Seems to reason that a harder stone would be less porous but like you I am just ruminating. I know just enough to know I don’t know nearly enough. Anyway, I’m hoping this thing is a hard Arkansas so I can find out how that will affect my sharpening.

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 11847
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by FRJ » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:35 pm

Tups wrote: Anyway, I’m hoping this thing is a hard Arkansas so I can find out how that will affect my sharpening.

Welcome here, Tups.
The stone appears to be a White Hard Arkansas, but no matter what it is try using it. I suggest using water instead of oil.
If it's a White Hard Arkansas it wont affect your sharpening much unless you have a pretty decent edge on your blade.
That is a hard stone.
A softer stone like a Oushita or Waushita (SP) Arkansas or the coarser carborundum stones (still using water) will give you quicker results because they remove metal faster.
Or even better, use a 500 or 800 grit water stone to create an edge and work on up to your liking.
Buy big stones. The country is awash with large and small stones for cheap. Buy all of them.
It's great to see that you went in the direction of an old timey sharpening stone. ::tu::
Joe

Tups
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:36 am

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by Tups » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:55 pm

FRJ. Thank you for your reply. I found it helpful. I had not thought of using water on a natural stone but see no reason not to do so. I have been using diamond stones and carborundum for a number of years with good results. I agree they are very efficient. I always finish with a ceramic rod to get my edges nice and sharp. I have never had the opportunity to use a hard Arkansas stone until now. I see lots of carborundum at flea markets and garage sales but this is the first natural I’ve seen. I guess I see the hard Arkansas as a traditional alternative to the ceramic rod.

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 11847
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by FRJ » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:02 am

::tu::

I have several natural stones and I like them a lot. I hope you enjoy yours. ::handshake::
Joe

User avatar
TripleF
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 15610
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Location: West Central FL
Contact:

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by TripleF » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:28 am

Tups wrote:TripleF. Thanks much for that cleaning tip. After it has soaked in EZ OFF, do you then just rinse it off or is there a lot of scrubbing involved?

Seems to reason that a harder stone would be less porous but like you I am just ruminating. I know just enough to know I don’t know nearly enough. Anyway, I’m hoping this thing is a hard Arkansas so I can find out how that will affect my sharpening.
No scrubbing, the EZ OFF does that, just rinse with warm/hot water!
SCOTT

http://www.pocketknivesblog.com

Colonial Knife Company History ebook:
https://gumroad.com/l/ZLDb

Tups
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:36 am

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by Tups » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:25 pm

[image][/image]
F4315744-33AF-4FCF-A204-941EB120305C.jpeg
I cleaned up my stone using the EZ Off method and it worked very well. I am certain it is a hard white Arkansas stone. Thanks for your help and suggestions.

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 11847
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by FRJ » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:44 pm

Good job, Tups. ::tu::

Nice knife.

By the way, a good hard stone like that will sharpen hooks. ::nod::
Joe

Tups
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:36 am

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by Tups » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:51 am

Thanx FRJ. My wife bought me that Buck for Christmas. wasn’t even on my list. What a peach. Btw I sharpened a couple knives on that stone using water. Worked well. How about that. Thanks for your help.

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 11847
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by FRJ » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:01 am

Thank you, Tups.
That's great that sharpening worked out for you.
Glad to help. ::tu::
Joe

User avatar
Mumbleypeg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 6887
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 am
Location: Republic of Texas

Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:45 am

Here’s a nice addition for someone’s collection. Not my auction, I’m not bidding (already have one).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CASE-K ... Sw0Axd6wQ0

Ken
Attachments
Case Counter Hone, circa 1960-1970s
Case Counter Hone, circa 1960-1970s
Member AKTI, TSRA, NRA.

"There was a time when young people revered their elders. No one knows when this was." - Bill Heavey
https://www.akti.org/

Post Reply

Return to “Sharpening Forum”