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Old September 1st, 2013, 02:05 PM   #1
 
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Anyone Use Arkansas Stones ..

Besides me..? Just finished sharpening 3 pocket knives and I really like the edge the stone puts on my knives. I been using these stones for years.



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Old September 1st, 2013, 03:17 PM   #2
 
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I've been using them for over 40 years. Mainly for the finishing touch.
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Been using them,soft and black,since late '40s now have a wet wheel also(getting) lazy!
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Used them for many years, use diamond mostly now.
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Yep...I still have one.
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YES! They are mined/made in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Yes, I use them all the time. They are mined and found near my home
here in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I have many of them and prefer them over
a diamond sharpener especially for carbon steel. They make them in soft, medium and hard and you can also find what is referred to around here
as Arkansas Surgeon Black, which is very, very hard and was used to sharpen
scalpels before they were made disposable.
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Old September 1st, 2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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Best stone going
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Used to. Have to get some more. Best way to put an edge on a knife.
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Arkansas stones are all I use for sharpening my Buck knives and kitchen knives.
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I still use them also.
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More folks still using these stones than I would have thought. I'm still using them mainly because they served the purpose for my dad and grandfathers. Since they worked so well for them, they serve my purpose as well.
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Still have some, but I've gone to diamonds for most of my knives. Fine wet sandpaper and a strop for my convex blades.
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1200 grit wet dry sand paper
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I still use the one I bought in 1975. The Cedar Box has Smith's HARD ARKANSAS HBK-4 printed on the lid. I also have a Smith's TRI-HONE, my son left me when he passed away.

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I too have been using a Smith's Arkansas Stone for over 40 years. Hard to beat.
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