Widely regarded as a world leader for sharpening tools, Smith’s, The Edge Experts, since 1886, lays claim to the design and manufacture of the broadest line of knife, tool, and scissors sharpeners currently available in the Sporting Goods and Hardware markets. The company’s product offering includes both manual and electrical sharpeners ranging from the very simple to the sophisticated and several edge care products. They incorporate a wide variety of abrasive materials including diamond, carbide, ceramic, bonded synthetic abrasives, and natural Arkansas stones.
Smith’s 2-Stone Sharpening Kit includes a 5-inch Medium Stone used to set the edge on your knife or tool, and a 4-inch Fine Arkansas Stone used to put the final polished edge on your knife or tool. The Medium Stone comes mounted on a sturdy molded plastic base that features a built-in stone storage area in the bottom for the Fine Arkansas Stone.
A bottle of Premium Honing Solution and a sharpening angle guide are also included.
INSTRUCTIONS: Put a small amount of Smith’s Honing Solution on your stone. Place your blade on the end of the stone at the desired sharpening angle. Push the blade away from you just like you were trying to cut a thin slice off the top of the stone. Use moderate pressure; let the stone do the work. Repeat this pushing stroke three or four times. Try to maintain the same approximate angle with each stroke. This is the key to obtaining the sharpest edge. Sharpen the other side of the blade by placing your blade across the opposite end of your stone and repeat previous steps, this time pushing the blade toward you. Continue these steps until you feel your blade is truly sharp.
CARE: Cleaning your stones will keep the pores free of stone and metal particles. After each use, the Arkansas stones should be cleaned by scrubbing vigorously with water, liquid soap, and a stiff nylon brush.