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 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. 211-9493
Mfr. Part No.61463625078
BrandNorton
TWD1,152.00
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Coarse/Fine Rectangular 2in 8in 1in Double - Oil
RS Stock No. 827-704
Mfr. Part No.61463685585
BrandNorton
TWD570.00
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Fine Rectangular 25mm 102mm 13mm Single - India
RS Stock No. 315-6128
BrandRS PRO
TWD935.00
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Super Fine Rectangular 19mm 102mm 101 (Closed) 229 (Open)mm - - Folding
RS Stock No. 211-9522
Mfr. Part No.61463687175
BrandNorton
TWD583.00
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Fine Round 44mm 114mm 13mm Double - Slip
RS Stock No. 211-9516
Mfr. Part No.61463687180
BrandNorton
TWD583.00
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Coarse/Fine Round 51mm 203mm 25mm Double - Slip
RS Stock No. 827-776
Mfr. Part No.61463686105
BrandNorton
TWD349.00
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Coarse Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - -
RS Stock No. 827-833
Mfr. Part No.61463686480
BrandNorton
TWD451.00
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Coarse Round - 102mm - - 1/4in -
RS Stock No. 315-6099
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,273.00
Each
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Medium Rectangular 19mm 102mm 101 (Closed) 229 (Open)mm - - Folding
RS Stock No. 827-849
Mfr. Part No.61463686475
BrandNorton
TWD451.00
Each
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Medium Round - 102mm - - 1/4in -
RS Stock No. 827-754
Mfr. Part No.61463686235
BrandNorton
TWD335.00
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Medium Triangular 6mm 102mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 827-681
Mfr. Part No.61463626001
BrandNorton
TWD499.00
Each
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Fine Rectangular 25mm 100mm 13mm Double - Oil
RS Stock No. 239-4054
Mfr. Part No.176-0027
BrandEze Lap
TWD653.00
Each
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Fine Rectangular 19mm 51mm 152mm Single - Handle
RS Stock No. 827-710
Mfr. Part No.61463686270
BrandNorton
TWD358.00
Each
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Coarse Triangular 13mm 102mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 239-9683
Mfr. Part No.176-0031
BrandEze Lap
TWD921.00
Each
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Super Fine - 2in 3-1/4in 76mm Single - Card
RS Stock No. 827-861
Mfr. Part No.61463687430
BrandNorton
TWD416.00
Each
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Medium Rectangular 25mm 127mm 5mm - - -
RS Stock No. 221-3523
Mfr. Part No.3M6223J
Brand3M
TWD2,969.00
Each
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Fine Rectangular 50mm 150mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 827-827
Mfr. Part No.61463686065
BrandNorton
TWD294.00
Each
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Fine Square 6mm 100mm 6mm - - -
RS Stock No. 211-9538
Mfr. Part No.61463687140
BrandNorton
TWD419.00
Each
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Medium Round 25mm 102mm 11mm Double - Slip
RS Stock No. 827-782
Mfr. Part No.61463686100
BrandNorton
TWD369.00
Each
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Medium Square 13mm 102mm 13mm - - -
RS Stock No. 239-9706
Mfr. Part No.176-0033
BrandEze Lap
TWD1,300.00
Each
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Medium Rectangular 2in 3-1/4in 76mm Single - Card