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 also known as a whetstone and comes in a range of stone types that create different finishes including India Stone, Slip Stone and Oil Stone.



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 a 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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Description Price Grade Stone Shape Width Length Height Single or Double Sided Diameter Stone Type
RS Stock No. 315-6128
BrandRS PRO
£28.76
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Super Fine Rectangular 19mm 102mm 101 (Closed) 229 (Open)mm - - Folding
RS Stock No. 315-6099
BrandRS PRO
£37.23
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Medium Rectangular 19mm 102mm 101 (Closed) 229 (Open)mm - - Folding
RS Stock No. 211-9493
Mfr. Part No.61463625078
BrandNorton
£25.73
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Coarse/Fine Rectangular 2in 8in 1in Double - Oil
RS Stock No. 827-681
Mfr. Part No.61463626001
BrandNorton
£11.16
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Fine Rectangular 25mm 100mm 13mm Double - Oil
RS Stock No. 239-4054
Mfr. Part No.176-0027
BrandEze Lap
£12.06
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Fine Rectangular 19mm 51mm 152mm Single - Handle
RS Stock No. 239-9699
Mfr. Part No.176-0032
BrandEze Lap
£20.20
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Fine Rectangular 2in 3-1/4in 76mm Single - Card
RS Stock No. 827-704
Mfr. Part No.61463685585
BrandNorton
£10.85
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Fine Rectangular 25mm 102mm 13mm Single - India
RS Stock No. 211-9522
Mfr. Part No.61463687175
BrandNorton
£13.37
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Fine Round 44mm 114mm 13mm Double - Slip
RS Stock No. 827-798
Mfr. Part No.61463686095
BrandNorton
£8.04
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Fine Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - -
RS Stock No. 239-9706
Mfr. Part No.176-0033
BrandEze Lap
£26.24
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Medium Rectangular 2in 3-1/4in 76mm Single - Card
RS Stock No. 827-760
Mfr. Part No.61463686230
BrandNorton
£7.74
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Fine Triangular 6mm 102mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 211-9538
Mfr. Part No.61463687140
BrandNorton
£9.65
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Medium Round 25mm 102mm 11mm Double - Slip
RS Stock No. 239-4076
Mfr. Part No.176-0029
BrandEze Lap
£23.54
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Coarse Rectangular 19mm 51mm 152mm Single - Handle
RS Stock No. 827-782
Mfr. Part No.61463686100
BrandNorton
£8.44
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Medium Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - -
RS Stock No. 211-9516
Mfr. Part No.61463687180
BrandNorton
£13.37
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Coarse/Fine Round 51mm 203mm 25mm Double - Slip
RS Stock No. 239-9683
Mfr. Part No.176-0031
BrandEze Lap
£18.95
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Super Fine - 2in 3-1/4in 76mm Single - Card
RS Stock No. 827-697
Mfr. Part No.61463685595
BrandNorton
£10.85
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Coarse Rectangular 25mm 102mm 6mm Single - India
RS Stock No. 221-3523
Mfr. Part No.3M6223J
Brand3M
£71.70
Each
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Fine Rectangular 50mm 150mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 827-861
Mfr. Part No.61463687430
BrandNorton
£9.55
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Medium Rectangular 25mm 127mm 5mm - - -
RS Stock No. 827-726
Mfr. Part No.61463686265
BrandNorton
£8.24
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Medium Triangular 13mm 102mm - - - -
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