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.
Baikalite stones should be used with one of these lubricants:
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.
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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