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Missarka stones, whetstones for scythes, rust eraser

Missarka stones, whetstones for scythes, rust eraser

It can be hard to find a good sharpening stone for modern stainless steels, which are so difficult to sharpen that even a Japanese water stone will sometimes clog up and cease to work. We had exactly this difficulty. But then we came across the Missarka stone. It is a synthetic stone with a name concocted from Mississippi and Arkansas, the sources of the renowned natural stones which bear their names. The synthetic product well deserves the combined title.

The whetting power of the Missarka runs a close second to that of natural stones. At the same time, the fineness of the razor edge produced is also better than that achieved with other synthetic stones of a similar grit grade. The stone consists of sintered white and pink electro-corundum. In the manufacturing process the sharp points of the corundum are rounded, so that the density of the stone increases and with it the keenness of the razor edge produced. The electro-corundum is pressed into blocks by means of a special technique that involves no bonding material. Bonding material is better avoided in fine stones because it causes clogging when alloy steels are sharpened.

The coarse side of the combination stone shown below is made of silicon carbide and includes bonding material. Bonding material is not a problem for coarse-grained stones.

Kevin Wilkins, a knife maker, recommends this stone for knife steels such as D2 or ATS-34. It is also excellent for putting an edge on Two Cherries chisels. The stone can be used with either water or oil. But note: once you start using oil on the stone, you cannot go back to water.

Rusty knives and woodworking tools can be cleaned very effectively with our Rust Eraser.

Water stones become dished with use and require periodic reflattening. Our flattening stones will do this job. A flat stone is indispensable for effective sharpening, especially of flat chisel and plane blades.

Missarka 500 white sharpening stone

500 grit grade whetstone for general applications, but especially suitable for stainless steel knives! It sharpens as rough or fine as a Japanese stone with grit grade 800.

Size CodePrice
200 x 50 x 16 mm
Code 300921CartPrice € 22.80
Missarka 500/150 white/green combination stone

500 grit grade whetstone (white) for general applications, but especially suitable for stainless steel knives! It sharpens as rough or fine as a Japanese stone with grit grade 800. Grit grade 150 (green) added for coarse work.

Size CodePrice
115 x 30 x 15 mm
Code 300918CartPrice € 15.50
150 x 50 x 25 mm
Code 300919CartPrice € 28.50
200 x 50 x 25 mm
Code 300920CartPrice € 31.90
200 x 60 x 25 mm
Code 300922CartPrice € 33.90
Missarka 1000 pink honing stone

1000 grit grade whetstone for general honing applications. It hones as rough or fine as a Japanese stone with grit grade 3000.

MISSARKA honing stone

Size 145 x 50 x 16 mm

Code 300923CartPrice € 19.90

MISSARKA honing stone

Size 200 x 50 x 16 mm

Code 300926CartPrice € 27.50
Missarka sharpening and honing stones for sculptor's tools

Suitable for all sculptor's tools! The stones are shaped by hand and the dimensions can stray slightly from the specified size. The stones come in three different profiles and are available in two grit grades: 500 for sharpening (white), 800 for honing (pink).

Missarka 500 profile A sharpening stone

500 grit grade white whetstone for

  • sharpening all sculptor’s tools
Size (profile A) 70 x 50 x 8/2 mm

Code 300902CartPrice € 7.00

Missarka 800 profile A honing stone

800 grit grade pink whetstone for

  • honing all sculptor’s tools
Size (profile A) 70 x 50 x 8/2 mm

Code 300905CartPrice € 9.50
Missarka 500 profile B sharpening stone

500 grit grade white whetstone for

  • sharpening all sculptor’s tools
Size (profile B) 70 x 50 x 13/6 mm

Code 300903CartPrice € 8.80

Missarka 800 profile B honing stone

800 grit grade pink whetstone for

  • honing all sculptor’s tools
Size (profile B) 70 x 50 x 13/6 mm

Code 300906CartPrice € 12.50
Missarka 500 profile C sharpening stone

500 grit grade white whetstone for

  • sharpening all sculptor’s tools
Size (profile C) 70 x 50 x 13/1 mm

Code 300904CartPrice € 10.30

Missarka 800 profile C honing stone

800 grit grade pink whetstone for

  • honing all sculptor’s tools
Size (profile A) 70 x 50 x 13/1 mm

Code 300907CartPrice € 13.90
Original Silicar whetstones for scythes

Whetstones made of silicon carbide with hardened tops.

Silicar K 220 grit grade whetstone for

  • sharpening scythes
  • fine cuts
Length 260 mm

Code 300924CartPrice € 8.60

Silicar K 400 grit grade whetstone for
  • sharpening scythes
  • extra fine cuts

Length 260 mm

Code 300925CartPrice € 9.90
Whetstone holder made of plastic (without whetstone)
Code 308120CartPrice € 8.90
Rust eraser

This rust eraser is made of grinding compounds consisting mainly of silicon carbide bonded with stretchable plastic. They are abrasive cleaners, applicable to a range of materials, such as steel, plastic, wood and leather. Also suitable for rusty knives and restoring perfect legibility to blind scales on measurement tools. The advantage of bonding the abrasive in soft elastic material is that it hugs the material that is being worked on. Use the product dry, wet or with oil – depending on the material in question – and work out your own solution by trial and error! Made in Japan.

Size 65 x 40 x 9 mm (2-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/8 inch).

We recommend taking both grid grades so that scratches left by the medium eraser can be removed by the fine one.

Rust eraser medium (grit 120)

White print
Size 65 x 40 x 9 mm

Code 309970CartPrice € 7.90

Rust eraser fine (grit 330)

Red print
Size 65 x 40 x 9 mm

Code 309971CartPrice € 7.90
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