A classic all-purpose stone for use on all manner of knives and tools, the American pattern scythe stone can be used like an abrasive file or held stationary and used like a butcher's steel. The rounded edges of the stone hug the contours of forward-curving or recurved blades like scythes, sickles, brush axes, kukris, or billhooks while the flat gives good contact on straight or upswept edges.
Made from heat-treated blue synthetic sapphire crystals in a ceramic bond, they cut quickly yet leave a very fine finish. They absorb water readily and hold it well, leaving a thin layer of moisture on the surface to keep them biting without glazing. The resulting edges are not only shaving-sharp, but downright "tacky" with slicing aggression. Finer than any of the other scythe stones we offer, but no less rapid in their honing action. The medium-hard bond allows the stone to be used with firm pressure if desired, and to resist gouging when used to hone dinged or rolled edges.
Abrasive Type: Blue Synthetic Sapphire (Aluminum Oxide)
Grit: 22 Micron (FEPA F 360 | ANSI 400 | JIS 700)
Cut Finish: Fine
Cut Speed: Fast
Bond Strength: Medium-Hard
Dimensions: 10" x 1 and 1/4" x 3/4"