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Sharpening Stones Stones Known for their superior sharpening performance, our range of excellent value stones will give exceptional results time after time.

Ice Bear Ceramic Flattening Stone For easy flattening or resurfacing Japanese waterstones.

Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit There is no better kit for someone sharpening with waterstones for the first time. The kit contains a 200mm(8”) by 62mm(2.1/2”) 800 grit stone for initial grinding, a 175mm(7”) by 62mm(2.1/2”) 6,000 grit fine finishing stone, a non-skid waterstone holder and a Nagura stone for cleaning off the glazed surface of the fine stone. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Sharpening Kit £64.96 £54.13 810204

Use this 150 grit ceramic stone to regularly dress the stone. The hard ceramic particles and bond mean it will never wear out in normal use. Keep one to hand and use frequently by just rubbing it with a circular motion across the top of the waterstone. Size 155 x 52 x 25mm. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Flattening Stone £15.76 £13.13 368770

Japanese Coarse Waterstones Excellent quality waterstones for reforming damaged blades prior to honing.

Gouge Sharpening Cone Ideal for sharpening either incannel or outcannel gouges. Japanese waterstones made from aluminium oxide. Length 150mm, tapering from 50mm to 13mm with one side convex and the other concave. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 1,000 Grit £31.20 £26.00 900257 4,000 Grit £34.75 £28.96 900258

Japanese Medium Waterstone Remove scratches and further refine and partly polish surfaces following honing on a coarse stone. These medium 1,200 grit waterstones measure 200 x 63 x 30mm, the extra width allowing them to accommodate a 2.3/8” wide plane iron. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 1,200 Grit: 200 x 63 x 30mm £21.90 £18.25 510464

Japanese Fine & Polishing Waterstones Achieve absolute mirror finishes and ultra sharp edges with these superfine grits.

Firstly, the very coarse 240 grit stone is suitable for badly nicked edges but as is the nature of these stones, they wear somewhat quicker than an oilstone. Easily re-trued, this massive 205 x 75 x 50mm lump will last a long time. Slightly smoother is the 400 grit stone (205 x 75 x 50mm), excellent for reforming the bevels on worn plane irons and chisels. Finally in this category is the 800 grit stone (200mm x 63mm x 30mm), a real must in the waterstone armoury. This stone is used to flatten the backs of blades and form the edge, leaving the metal dull but smooth. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 240 Grit: 205 x 75 x 50mm £39.50 £32.92 384028 400 Grit: 205 x 75 x 50mm £55.00 £45.83 500279 800 Grit: 200 x 63 x 30mm £21.70 £18.08 510466

Whereas coarser stones can be stored in water, these fine stones are harder and not so porous, so only need to be sprinkled with water just before use. They should be left dry at all other times. They are mounted on bases and the very finest are supplied with a Nagura stone; used to deglaze, true and build up slurry on the surface of the stone, which helps the polishing process. The 4,000 and 6,000 grit measure approximately 190mm x 63mm x 19mm and the 10,000 grit 200mm x 75mm x 25mm. The 10,000 grit stone is supplied with a Nagura stone. As a guide a 6,000 grit is a good choice for everyday work. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 4,000 Grit: 190 x 63 x 19mm £22.90 £19.08 384022 6,000 Grit: 190 x 63 x 19mm £37.66 £31.38 510465 10,000 Grit: 200 x 75 x 25mm £82.50 £68.75 384033

Japanese Combination Waterstones

Japanese Carver’s Waterstone Set

New to waterstones or want to carry a set of stones in a more compact and lightweight package?

Use to sharpen the bevels of a wide range of sweeps and for inside small tools.

A double-sided sharpening stone for use with both knives and axes, the Japanese Combination Waterstone is ideal for anyone who has not used a Japanese waterstone before. Particularly suited to hardened high carbon blades such as chisels, planes and knives. Size 200 x 50 x 25mm. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 250/1,000 Grit £19.80 £16.50 510468 1,000/6,000 Grit £27.76 £23.13 510469

A set of two 4,000 grit waterstones. Firstly, a 108 x 63.5 x 16mm block with 5 shallow rounded grooves on one side for sharpening the bevels of a wide range of sweeps of carving tools; the reverse side and edges can obviously be used for flat tools. Secondly, a small slip stone 63.5 x 38mm tapered with two round edges 3 x 6mm radius for inside small tools etc. Waterstone Set

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