Belgian Whetstone, Closer

Belgian Whetstone, Closer
Belgian Coticule Whetstones
The quarrying of Belgian whetstones in the Ardennes is first mentioned in a Roman document. But the story of these natural honing stones goes further back than that. The approx. 480 million-year-old grey yellow sedimentary stones, originating from volcanic ash, are composed of very fine garnet crystals. During honing, these are released from the matrix and, in combination with water and abrasion debris, make a honing paste. The garnets only remove fine shavings from the metal and ensure a good polish. Unique combination of quick abrasive action and grain size.
Interesting fact: To produce 1 kg of sharpening stones approx. 1500 kg of cliff must be removed. The thin yellow slices are glued to a slate base and cut to size.
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.
     
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    Sonstige

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    • Grit 6000-8000
    • Dimensions 75 x 30 x 20 mm
     
     
    Article no. 705557
    Brand Sonstige
    Ready to ship, delivery time 3-4 workdays within Germany
    €12.90 per piece(s)

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    Belgian Whetstone, Closer
    Belgian Whetstone, Closer

    Article number 705557
      €12.90
     
    Plenty of accessories and spare parts

    Accessories

    Trueing Grille for Sharpening Stones

    Trueing Grille for Sharpening Stones

    Finely woven, silicon carbide-coated grille for trueing uneven sharpening stones. The grille is placed on a flat surface and the sharpening stone is rubbed over it in a circular motion.
    €5.30

    incl. VAT plus shipping costs

    Article No. 711297

    Synthetic Cleaning Stone »Nagura«

    Synthetic Cleaning Stone »Nagura«

    Synthetic stone for cleaning and unclogging the surface of sharpening stones and for creating a fine polishing paste.
    €4.90

    incl. VAT plus shipping costs

    Article No. 711302