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Special Series

Arkansas Triangle Stone for Edge Pro

  Edge Pro form-factor stones are suitable for Edge Pro, Hapstone, TSProf and all Edge Pro compatible sharpeners





Dan's Whetstone Arkansas Serrated Stones are used for honing serrated knives on Hapstone Pro sharpeners. Serrated Stone is made of triangle-shaped Arkansas 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:

  • Soft (not available for this product) - medium grit range
  • Hard - fine-grit range for pre-finish sharpening
  • Translucent - ultra-fine grit range for finish sharpening and honing
  • Black - ultra-fine grit range for finish sharpening and honing


  • Product size: 160 x 12 x 14 mm (6" x ½" x ½")
  • Weight: 45 g (1.6 oz)
  • Abrasive: Novaculite (Microcrystalline Quartz)
  • Extra materials: Aluminum Blank, 3M PSA

How to use

Serrated Stones should only be used for honing the serrated part of the blade.

Arkansas stones should be used with one of these lubricants:

  • Refined olive oil
  • Oleic aсid
  • Dan's mineral oil

Translucent Arkansas stones may have the following minor defects:

  • Small caverns.

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.

Q & A

  • Which type of Arkansas is better for finish sharpening and honing - translucent or black Arkansas?

    Translucent and black Arkansas stones have the same density and grain resolution. They are of equal value as ultra-fine finishing stones.

  • How about other Arkansas types - 'true hard' and 'black translucent'?

    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.

  • Are Arkansas serrated stones really original? Why they are not available on the website of Dan's Whetstones?

    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.

  • Can I buy a sharpening stone without a blank?

    We don't sell sharpening stones without blanks.

  • What grit do Arkansas stones have?

    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 well it was lapped. You can find Soft and Hard Arkansas stones in a Grit Chart, but they are there for reference only.

Questions and answers

If you have a question regarding this product, please feel free to ask.