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    Question Sharpening Stone?



    A while back there was a thread about having a sharpening stone in your BOB. Which is something that I had over looked. Since then I have been looking for a small one. Just something light to have in my BOB. Like the one that come with some knives in an outside pouch on the sheath. Anyone have any idea where I can get one???

    I can't find them anywhere!!!
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    Have you tried Academy, Gander Mountain or similar stores? There was a time when nearly all hardware stores would have them around...may check near axes and the like although they may be too coarse. Even a restaurant supply house may have them for kitchen knife maintenance. Hope that helps...

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    Walmart has small diamond stones in camping section for like $6.00 I use them and love them

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    Wink Thanks..........

    Quote Originally Posted by flboy View Post
    Walmart has small diamond stones in camping section for like $6.00 I use them and love them


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    If you want really good ones, I have had good luck with stones from:

    Hall's Arkansas Oilstones, Inc.
    http://www.hallsproedge.com/pocket_stones.htm

    The ones I get require oil, but they work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bps1691 View Post
    If you want really good ones, I have had good luck with stones from:

    Hall's Arkansas Oilstones, Inc.
    http://www.hallsproedge.com/pocket_stones.htm

    The ones I get require oil, but they work great.
    Nice link. At home I use a three stone block made of Arkansas stone. I picked it up in historic Washington, Arkansas when I was down for a frontier days festival. Arkansas stone is definitely sought after but I was not aware of Hall's.

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    Thumbs up Thanks............

    Quote Originally Posted by Bps1691 View Post
    If you want really good ones, I have had good luck with stones from:

    Hall's Arkansas Oilstones, Inc.
    http://www.hallsproedge.com/pocket_stones.htm

    The ones I get require oil, but they work great.


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    Don't forget ceramic. You can straighten an edge on an old coffee cup as well.

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    I forgot I had this one. It's a small, compact hone steel that does a great job.
    http://www.toolup.com/klein/44151.html#
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    Quote Originally Posted by caster View Post
    Don't forget ceramic. You can straighten an edge on an old coffee cup as well.
    Absolutely. But if I may add, use the bottom of the cup which was not glazed. And not trying to steal your thunder, Caster, merely trying to enhance your info which is spot on. I have done so many times. Learned about it reading an article in Backwoodsman magazine.

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