Special Laguiole Natural Whetstone
Special Laguiole Natural Whetstone. This stone enables a smooth and precise sharpening for all your knives with steel blades
- The fineness and abrasiveness of this stone, as well as its size, will make of it the perfect stone to sharpen Laguiole knives
- The stone must be wetted before each use in order to obtain a finer sharpening and not damage the stone
- Size: 10cm Stone for Pocket knives from 9 to 11cm, and for small kitchen knives and 16cm Stone for Pocket knives from 12 to 13cm and for small kitchen knives
The honing is done on a whetstone or an electric grindstone (grindstone needs to be perfectly round).
Before use, the whetstone has to be submerged in water for about ten minutes. A coarse-grained stone is used for gardening tools and a medium-grained stone for knives.
Make a movement as if you wished to cut a thin slice out of the stone (keeping the same angle). Do this movement again alternating one side of the blade with the other. Wet the stone regularly during the grinding.
Fixing the stone on a workbench using two clamps (contrary to what is shown on the picture below) will free both hands and make the honing easier.