Washita sharpening stones are used for sharpening knives on KME and Hapstone knife sharpeners. Although Washita is the most well-known among vintage natural stones, this is a modern stone. Estimated grit for Soft Washita Regular is 320 JIS.
Washita stones are mined 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 can be of the following types:
Washita stones should be used with one of these lubricants:
Soft Washita stones may have slight natural imperfections and inclusions