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.
The only thing wrong with these examples is that they have chipped ends.
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"