A Versatile Shape for a Wide Variety of Tools.
The Norton Hard Translucent Arkansas Multiform Superslip is designed to be a versatile tool for sharpening carving tools. One of the edges of the Superslip has a round edge that tapers from 1/2" to 1/8" to sharpen gouges. The other edge has a straight angled taper for use on v-tool edges. Measures 4.5" in length.
Norton Item Number: HTSSP-44
Norton Part Number: 69936613425
Q. How do the grits of Arkansas Stones Compare to each other?
A. Arkansas Stones are graded not by grit numbers like other types of stone, but by their density and hardness. The less dense, or softer the stone, the coarser it is. The more dense, or harder the stone, the finer it is. The Hard Translucent Arkansas stones are the finest of the Arkansas Stones and are considered fine polishing grit. See our article Arkansas Stone FAQ's for more information.
Q. How do the grits of the Arkansas Stones compare to other types of oil stones?
A. The Arkansas Stones are finer than the Silicon Carbide (Norton Crystolon) or Aluminum Oxide (Norton India) oil stones. See our article Difference in Sharpening Stone Materials for more information.
Q. How fine of an Arkansas Stone do I need?
A. The decision of what stone to finish with is a personal one depending on what kind of edge you desire. A Hard Translucent Arkansas will leave a very refined edge that is approaching mirror fine.