The Ultimate Oil Stone Kit has 4 stone grits and a Strop. This matched set of 8" x 2" stones provides all the grits you need whether your knife is very dull or just needs a fine polish. We have priced this kit to offer you a tremendous value.
Step 1 - Combination Coarse/Fine Oil Stone
Step 2 - Combination Soft/Hard Arkansas Stone
The Soft Arkansas side is the coarser Arkansas Stone and is used after the Fine India. This side provides an excellent grit progression between your Fine India and the next step, the Hard Arkansas.
The Hard Arkansas is the final sharpening stone grit in this kit. This is a very fine grit and will really make your knife extremely sharp. Once you've used this stone, your knife will likely be sharper than when it left the factory.
Step 3 Final Step - Smooth Leather Strop
Before using your strop, you need to first apply the Green Honing Compound. You apply the compound like a crayon to the surface of the leather. This is a super fine sub micron chromium oxide abrasive. This abrasive material is finer than just about any stone made at any price and will put a true polish on the edge of your knife.
This strop is designed to be used like a sharpening stone. It is sized and designed to be placed in the provided wood stone holders. To strop your knife you simply use it like you would any other sharpening stone except you need to PULL the knife edge across the leather (pushing can cut the leather).
I speak to customers every day. Many customers want to make sure they are getting all the possible grits they'll need to sharpen their knives. With so many products in our inventory, selecting the right stones can be difficult. We wanted to make it easy to get everything you need and do it for a price that you can afford. I had a discussion with our staff and said, "We need an oil stone kit that gives the customer a truly complete kit that will take ANY knife and put an honest razor sharp edge on it. And it needs to be under $100." I thought that we could come close but I wasn't entirely sure we could do it. After trying many different configurations, I feel very confident that we have succeeded. I really enjoy using this kit and I feel you will enjoy it as much as I do. Oh, and it is priced at only $75.99.
Q. Is there another stone that I will need after purchasing this kit?
A. No, we've designed this kit to be very complete. With the 4 stone grits and the leather strop this kit contains everything from a coarse to the finest grit.