Washita sharpening stones are used for sharpening knives on Hapstone and Edge Pro sharpeners. Washita is the most well-known among vintage natural stones. The estimated grit for Washita #1 is 1000-3000 JIS. Washita stones are mounted on high-quality aluminum blanks.
Washita stones are mined in the Ozark Mountains in the state of Arkansas in the United States. Washita stones consist of silica, but unlike synthetic abrasives, do not consist of individual abrasive grains of the same size. Washita quartz structure consists of fused crystal grains of different sizes.
Washita stones are universal and can be used to sharpen knives of any steel.
Washita stones can be of the following types:
Washita stones should be used with any lubricants: refined olive oil, oleic aсid, Dan's mineral oil or water.