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Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
A blog following my journey in the world of bushcraft, spoon carving and kuksa carving. Home of the JonMac MiniMac carving knife.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Greenwood Direct Whetstone.

Here we have a nice pocket portable stone suitable for your backpacking camping trips.
It was sent to me by Tim Walton at 

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I've been using it for a while now and feel ready to write about it.
It's a double sided stone, one side is a soft Arkansas of a grit reported to be around 600 grit.
The other side is a Belgian Blue stone of around 4000 grit.

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Both the Belgian blue and Arkansas are natural stones.
Not man made.
So the grits will vary a little from one stone to another.
The stone I have been using is quite fine, I would say the Arkansas side is somewhat finer than advertised.

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I have been using the stone on both my Axe and carving knives.
The results are really very good, with a razor sharp edge in no time at all.

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Lots of folk use light oil on an Arkansas stone.
I would recomend using a little water on both sides to keep the pores open and reduce the friction between blade and stone.

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It doesn't need soaking like some of the Japanese water stones.

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It's a tough little stone with a measurement of
100x40x20mm

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It weighs in at 188g.
And comes supplied with a nice blue denim bag.

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All in all this would make a fine addition to your camp kit for when you want to put a keen edge on your dull Axe or knife.

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You can make enquiries about this little gem by contacting Tim at
GreenWood Direct.
www.greenwood-direct.co.uk
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I almost forgot... The price...
£27.34


J.

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