This excellent oval diamond steel is the perfect companion for maintaining the edge on any knife or tool with a concave or recurved profile. The oval form gives greater surface area than the common tapered stones intended for sharpening serrations, and will put a fine edge on scythes, kukris, billhooks, and pruning knives, as well as cutting tools with conventional blade profiles. The compact 5" long sharpening surface tucks nicely in a back pocket for field sharpening, yet allows a comfortable length to the stroke.
The sharpening surface will feel slightly coarse when brand new, due to excess diamond from the manufacturing process. After a few uses the extra diamond will break loose, leaving the permanent fine surface. The double-sided surface allows for the front-and-back stroke commonly used on scythes with a traditional stone. Extremely light weight, and USA-made!