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Missarkastones, Whetstones for Scythes, Rust Erazer

Missarkastones, Whetstones for Scythes, Rust Erazer

It can be hard to find a good sharpening stone for modern stainless steels, which are so difficult to sharpen that even a Japanese waterstone will sometimes gunge up and cease to work. We had exactly that difficulty. However, we came upon the MISSARKA artificial stone. It is an artificial stone and an artificial name - concocted from Mississippi and Arkansas, the sources of the renowned natural stones which bear their names. The artificial product well deserves the combined title.

The natural stones are almost beaten by the whetting power of the MISSARKA. At the same time, the fineness of the razor edge produced is also better than that achieved with other artificial stones of similar grain size. The materials of which the stone is made, white and pink electro-corundum, have been sintered. In the 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. The latter is better avoided for fine hones because it causes gunging up when alloy steels are being sharpened.

The coarse side of the combination stone shown below is made of silicon carbide which does have bonding material included. The bond is not a problem for coarse-grained stones.

Kevin Wilkins, knife maker, recommend this stone for knife steels such as D2 oder ATS-34. It is also excellent for putting an edge on TWO CHERRIES chisels. The stone can be used with either water or oil. Note: if you once start using oil on the stone, you cannot go back to water.

Rusty knives and woodworking tools you can clean with our Rust Erazer very effectively.

Waterstones do wear concave with use and require periodic re-flattening. Our flattening stones will do this job. A flat stone is indispensable for effective sharpening, especially with flat blades like chisels and plane irons.

MISSARKA sharpening stone white Grit 500, sharpens as rough or fine like a Japanese stone with grit 800. Very good for stainless knives!

Size CodePrice
200 x 50 x 16 mm
Code 300921CartPrice € 22.80
MISSARKA combination stone as above, grit 150 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 honing stone pink Grit 1000, you can compare with a Japanese stone grit 3000

MISSARKA honing stone: 145 x 50 x 16 mm
Code 300923CartPrice € 19.90

MISSARKA honing stone: 200 x 50 x 16 mm
Code 300926CartPrice € 27.50
MISSARKA sharpening and honing stones for sculptor's tools uitable for all sculptor's tools! The shape is grinded by hand, the measurements can be slightly different from the given size. These stones are available in 2 grit sizes: white grit 500 for sharpening, pink grit 800 for honing!

Form A: Grit 500, Size 70 x 50 x 8/2 mm
Code 300902CartPrice € 7.00

Form A: Grit 800, Size 70 x 50 x 8/2 mm
Code 300905CartPrice € 9.50
Form B: Grit 500, Size 70 x 50 x 13/6 mm
Code 300903CartPrice € 8.80

Form B: Grit 800, Size 70 x 50 x 13/6 mm
Code 300906CartPrice € 12.50
Form C: Grit 500, Size 70 x 50 x 13/1 mm
Code 300904CartPrice € 10.30

Form C: Grit 800, Size 70 x 50 x 13/1 mm
Code 300907CartPrice € 13.90
Original "Silicar" Whetstones for Scythes made of silicon carbide and hardened at the tops

Silicar K 220
Grit 220 - for fine cut, length 260 mm
Code 300924CartPrice € 8.60

Silicar K 400
Grit 400 - for extra fine cut, length 260 mm
Code 300925CartPrice € 9.90
Whetstone Holder made of Plastic (without whetstone)
Code 308120CartPrice € 8.90
Rust Erazer This rust erazer is made of grinding compounds mainly containing silicon carbide bound with stretchable plastic. They are abrasive cleaners, applicable to range of materials, such as steel, plastic, wood and leather. This includes rusty knives and the scales on measurement tools, which will become perfectly clear to read again. The advantage of binding the abrasive in soft elastic material is the way it hugs the material being worked. Use the product dry, wet or with oil - depending on the material in hand - work out your own solution by trial and error!
Size 65 x 40 x 9 mm (2-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/8 inch), made in Japan.

We recommend to take both as scratches from the medium erazer can be removed by the fine.

Rust Erazer Medium (grit 120)
white print
Size 65 x 40 x 9 mm
Code 309970CartPrice € 7.90

Rust Erazer Fine (grit 330)
red print
Size 65 x 40 x 9 mm
Code 309971CartPrice € 7.90
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