Dan's Whetstone Black Hard Arkansas Extra Fine Bench Stone Wooden Box 8" x 2" x 1/2" - BAB-82-C


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DNBAB82C: Black Hard Arkansas (Extra-Fine) 8" x 2" x 1/2"
Dan's Whetstone
This is an Black Hard Arkansas (Extra-Fine), sometimes referred to as "Surgical Black." The natural black arkansas stone perfectly flat and mounted in a wooden box.

These are genuine Novaculite from Arkansas. Novaculite is a sedimentary rock composed of microcrystalline quartz, it is also recognized as a re-crystallized variety of chert. It is a high-purity silica, composed of more than 99 percent pure silica. The name is applied mainly to formations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and is derived from the Latin word novacula, meaning razor stone. Novaculite is the rarest and finest abrasive stone in existence. Found in depths of 250 to 900 feet, Novaculite was formed during the Mississippian and Devonian ages (about 350 million years ago). The stone naturally resists erosion and forms prominent ridges in the Ouachita Mountain range. The quantity of available Novaculite is immense. Whetstone quality novaculite is found predominantly in Garland and surrounding counties in the massive lower division formations. However, individual quarries exist from Little Rock in Pulaski County westward towards Hatton in Polk County. The amount of Novaculite that exists in these formations will allow for the continued production of sharpening and abrasive products for as long as the demand and profitability is there to sustain the industry. Color may slightly vary with each stone.
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Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Memphis TN
Feb 02, 2017
Great price
Great price for a Dan's brand black of this size. Cheapest price I could find. Very flat. It is lapped after cutting and needs some break in to reveal how fine it really is.
3 out of 5
Max S
Rochester , Ny
Jun 11, 2015
Pros: Ease of Use, None
Cons: Effectiveness, Overall Quality
I have bought a few different black arks from different brands in the passed. Out of the last 3, two of them were pinnacle, and they were both HORRIBLE, the third was actually a black pocket stone I bought from Dan's. I bought it direct from their web site, just to give them a try. The POCKET STONE I got from dan's is most amazing, its partially translucent and is just fantastic, so I decided I wanted a full sized stone. I was reluctant to buy from, but Dan's replied to my email saying that Knifecenter is indeed an authorized dealer, and that Dan's does sell to KC. So I went for it... because the price was extremely good. Guess what? Not good! No where near the quality of the pocket stone I got from dans. This stone is not as bad as Pinnacle, but not what I was hoping to get. You get what you pay for!
5 out of 5
Dec 23, 2013
Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Quality is amazing
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