Sharpening Stones

A Sharpening Stone is used to sharpen edges and other surfaces, through an application known as "grinding" and "honing".


What is a Sharpening Stone?


A Sharpening Stone is commonly referred to as an India Stone, although an India Stone forms part of the Sharpening Stones family. An India Stone is just one of many stones that can be found within our range.


What is Grinding and Honing?


Honing is a process that produces a precision surface on a metal surface. This is done through scrubbing or grinding an abrasive stone such as an India Stone or a Japanese Waterstone along the edge.


Which Sharpening Stone do I use?


There are several different types of stones that you can use for sharpening a surface. The type that you choose entirely depends on the surface that you are looking to sharpen.


Types of sharpening stones:


  • Oil Stones - A more traditional choice of Sharpening Stone. Comprised of three main materials - Novaculite, Aluminium Oxide and Silicon Carbide. Oil stones use oil for swarf removal, which is the term used for metal filing.

  • Water Stones - This type of Sharpening Stone comes in both natural stone form and synthetic stone material. Water Stones enable fast cutting and use water to remove swarf from stone.
  • Diamond Stone - These type of stones for sharpening contain small diamonds which are attached to the face of a metal plate. A Diamond Sharpening stone is one of the "harder" versions for sharpening.

How to choose the correct stone?


Coarse stone is an ideal choice for re-shaping or re-establishing an edge and removing nicks. Medium is ideal to turn a basic edge into a very sharp edge. The fine option is mostly used for the final polishing.


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RS Stock No. 211-9522
Mfr. Part No.61463687175
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$29.41
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Fine Round 44mm 114mm 13mm Double - Slip -
RS Stock No. 211-9493
Mfr. Part No.61463625078
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$71.59
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Coarse/Fine Rectangular 2in 8in 1in Double - Oil -
RS Stock No. 827-704
Mfr. Part No.61463685585
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$23.87
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Fine Rectangular 25mm 102mm 13mm Single - India -
RS Stock No. 827-782
Mfr. Part No.61463686100
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$18.57
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Medium Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 827-697
Mfr. Part No.61463685595
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$23.24
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Coarse Rectangular 25mm 102mm 6mm Single - India -
RS Stock No. 211-9516
Mfr. Part No.61463687180
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$29.41
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Medium Round Edge 44mm 114mm 12.7mm Double - Slip 240
RS Stock No. 827-811
Mfr. Part No.61463686070
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$14.41
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Medium Square 6mm 102mm 13mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 827-681
Mfr. Part No.61463626001
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$34.40
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Fine Rectangular 25mm 100mm 13mm Double - Oil -
RS Stock No. 827-710
Mfr. Part No.61463686270
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$19.00
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Coarse Triangular 13mm 102mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 827-760
Mfr. Part No.61463686230
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$20.37
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Fine Triangular 6mm 102mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 195-3577
Mfr. Part No.61463685590
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$22.56
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Medium - 25mm 102mm 13mm - - Arkansas, Crystolon, India, Oil, Water 240
RS Stock No. 211-9538
Mfr. Part No.61463687140
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$20.67
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Medium Round 25mm 102mm 11mm Double - Slip -
RS Stock No. 827-776
Mfr. Part No.61463686105
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$17.22
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Coarse Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 195-3578
Mfr. Part No.61463686085
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$16.06
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Medium Square 10mm 102mm 10mm - - India, Slip 240
RS Stock No. 195-3574
Mfr. Part No.61463603606
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$13.04
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- Square 20mm 200mm 20mm - - Slip 220
RS Stock No. 827-833
Mfr. Part No.61463686480
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$22.49
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Coarse Round - 102mm - - 1/4in - -
RS Stock No. 827-754
Mfr. Part No.61463686235
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$16.83
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Medium Triangular 6mm 102mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 195-3576
Mfr. Part No.61463685560
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$49.62
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- - 51mm 152mm 25mm - - India, Slip 320
RS Stock No. 827-798
Mfr. Part No.61463686095
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$23.47
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Fine Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 195-3575
Mfr. Part No.69936624620
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$48.70
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- Square 25mm 150mm 25mm - - Slip 30