Norton Waterstones are used for sharpening knives on KME and Hapstone sharpeners. Norton Waterstones are made of aluminum oxide.
Norton Waterstones should be used with water as a lubricant. Do not soak Norton Waterstones stones in water. Just splash, or use a water spray. Never store Norton Waterstones stones in water. Never dry Norton Waterstones stones near heat.
Advantages of aluminum blanks
Stones mounted on aluminum blanks are thicker than stock KME stones. We recommend using the thickness compensator if you use stones of different thickness.