Water SLIP STONE with Leather Pouch is a curved sharpening stone for the inside of gouges, spoon knives and curved adzes.
Available in three grits:
- 1000 grit: man-made water slip stone, the most aggressive, will remove metal and leave scratch marks
- 4000 grit: man-made water slip stone, less aggressive removing less metal and producing fewer scratch marks.
- 8000 grit: very fine water slip stone. Will remove the burr from an edge and leave few scratch marks and a polished finish.
SELECT GRIT FROM THE DROP-DOWN BOX ABOVE.
The harsher grit water slip stone (1 000 g) is relatively soft so will need to be used with care to avoid drastically altering its shape.
Use the 8 000 grit stone lightly to remove the burr from the inside of crook knives and out-cannel (bevel on the outside) gouges. The flat sides can be used to sharpen straight knives.
Dimensions: 100mm (4″) x 50mm (2″) x 13mm (1/2″) x 3mm (1/8″).
In the workshop my first choice to sharpen any knife would be a larger bench stones. However, as these slip stones fit conveniently into a tool roll they should always be there when your knives need minor work.
Water SLIP STONE with Leather Pouch will require soaking in water for a few minutes before use. Then sprinkle with water occasionally during use.
Comes with suede leather pouch, open at one end, specially made by WOODSMITH. These can also be used as a honing leather with honing paste.