Arkansas stones are available in different hardnesses on the market. They can be Soft, Hard, Hard Black, Surgical and Translucent and differ in grit size.
Fine grained, extremely wear-resistant honing stones, for use with an oil lubricant. Due to their high degree of hardness, they are ideal for polishing curved cutting edges. The stones we offer have a uniform structure and are crack-free. They originate from quarries in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas (USA).
Quality of Natural Stones
For many years, the Belgian coticule and Arkansas stones have been synonymous with high-quality whetstones. But these stones are natural products. Due to limited resources, the quality of these stones may increasingly vary. Japanese waterstones with fine grain structures are recommended as an alternative.