Baikalite Whetstone for KME - Gritomatic

Baikalite Whetstone for KME

For Hapstone and KME knife sharpeners (KME format)

Country of origin: Russia Russia

$28.00 USD 📊 Grit Chart


Baikalite sharpening stones are used for finish sharpening and honing knives on Hapstone and KME sharpeners. Baikalite is a naturally abrasive material of high density.

Baikalite is mined in the Baikal region of Russia. Baikalite is a dense, opaque variery of silica rock.


  • Product size: 100 x 25 x 6 mm (4" x 1" x ¼")
  • Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)
  • Abrasive: Cryptocrystalline Silica

How to use

Baikalite stones should be used with one of these lubricants:

  • Refined olive oil
  • Oleic aсid

Only one side of the stone is lapped. Opposide side is marked by slate pencil - don't use it.

Baikalite stones do not have any minor defects. Baikalite stones always have a color pattern; this is not a defect.

Baikalite stone does not require any preparations. It is naturally lapped to ultra-fine grit. This is a big advantage because the difficulty of lapping Baikalite is very high.

Q & A

  • What grit do Baikalite natural stones have?

    Grit terminology is not applicable to natural sharpening stones, including Baikalite. The behavior of a natural stone depends on its density and how good it was lapped.

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    Grit chart

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