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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If burrs are found, the fine Arkansas stone should be used to slightly smooth these edges --using only enough pressure to remove any sharp edges.
If you find any rough edges, remove them with the fine Arkansas stone.
Arkansas stones do a great job of honing carbon steels and older stainless steels, but the newer, much tougher exotic steels produced today for high-end knives require diamond or ceramic.
No doubt hard Arkansas stones, which I prefer, would have added to the cost of the kit but would have made this system darn near perfect.
Smith's and Dan's Whetstone Company are good sources for Arkansas Stones.
Knife sharpeners range from simple rectangular slabs, like the Arkansas stones many of us grew up with, to more complicated systems that use multiple components, or more high-tech sharpening surfaces, such as diamond and ceramic.
You can use Arkansas stones, polish, and perhaps very fine emery cloth wrapped around a small, flat file.
Smith Abrasives got its start in 1886 mining rocks that would become Arkansas stones, which are acknowledged as the world's best at giving a polished edge to a knife.
Smith's has been around for over 100 years, dealing in natural Arkansas stones for the cutlery world and expanding their line over the years.
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