Arkansas stone


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Arkansas stone

[är′kənsô]
a fine-grained stone of novaculite used to sharpen surgical instruments.

Ar·kan·sas stone

(ahrkăn-saw stōn)
Fine-grained sharpening block quarried from natural mineral deposits used to hone dental instruments.
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This isn't a true stainless steel but has enough chromium content to make them highly rust resistant, plus you can easily sharpen them on a simple Arkansas stone.
And we figured out we could get a full, thick stone if we just changed the size of our stone pieces to smaller and laid it up like masonry [and then] we could use an Arkansas stone, which was what we needed to do and wanted to do anyway.
In the field, many hunters rely on their Remington Rem Stones, with a 6-inch hard Arkansas stone to remove large blade chips, and a soft stone to give a fine hone to blades of all lengths.
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