Dan's Whetstone Arkansas Serrated Stones are used for honing serrated knives on Hapstone Pro sharpeners. Serrated Stone is made of triangle-shaped Arksansas stone with a radial edge. Arkansas stones are made of novaculite, a naturally abrasive material of high density. Dan's stones are mounted on high quality aluminum blanks.
Arkansas stones are mined in the Ouachita Mountains in the state of Arkansas in the United States. Arkansas stones consist of silica, but unlike synthetic abrasives, do not consist of individual abrasive grains of the same size. Arkansas quartz structure consists of fused crystal grains of different sizes.
Dan's Whetstone offers Arkansas stones of the following types:
Serrated Stones should only be used for honing the serrated part of the blade.
Arkansas stones should be used with one of these lubricants:
Translucent Arkansas stones may have the following minor defects:
Arkansas stones usually have moderate variations of shade and color. This is normal for natural stones and not treated as a defect.
Arkansas serrated stone does not require any preparations.
Translucent and black Arkansas stones have the same density and grain resolution. They are of equal value as ultra fine finishing stones.
We are sorry to note that Dan's Whetstone does not sell black translucent stones. The true hard Arkansas from Dan's combines features of hard, translucent and black Arkansas. True hard is overpriced so buying black Arkansas makes more sense.
We buy Arkansas sharpening stones directly from Dan's Whetstones and mount the stones to blanks. However Dan's Whetstones does not offer Arkansas stones in Edge Pro format to purchase online.
We don't sell sharpening stones without blanks.
Grit terminology is not applicable to natural sharpening stones, including those composed of novaculite. The behavior of a natural stone depends on its density and how good it was lapped. You can find Soft and Hard Arkansas stones in a Grit Chart, but they are there for reference only.
If you have a question regarding this product, please feel free to ask.