Arkansas stone

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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.
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.
To do the final shaping I resort to Arkansas stones and oil, which generally leaves me filthy as a dirt road.
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.
Smith's and Dan's Whetstone Company are good sources for Arkansas Stones. Smith's offers a Tri-Stone benchstone with three different stone grits (as well as a Tri-Hone version with three different diamond grits).
You can use Arkansas stones, polish, and perhaps very fine emery cloth wrapped around a small, flat file.
Arkansas stones and a ruby slip will polish the base of the bolt and the top of the trigger at their interface.
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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