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AC70 Dan's Whetstone Company Inc.

List Price: $39.95
Our Price: $27.99


ARKANSAS COMBINATION SHARPENING STONENobleWares Image of Arkansas Combination Sharpening Stone AC70 by Dan's Whetstone Company Inc. AC70
Bench Stones are probably the most popular whetstone shape known to users universally. Bench Stones are commonly used for sharpening a variety of knives, axe blades, and cutting tools. This premium sharpener features both a soft and hard surface for maximum flexibility. Aluminum oxide stone on one side and Arkansas stone on the other. The Soft and Hard Arkansas Combination Sharpening Stones are 20 cm long and 5 cm wide and come with a nice cedar storage box. A Soft Arkansas Stone (Medium) is the most popular of the grades of Novaculite. This stone is used by people who desire keen, polished edges on their knives and tools in a minimum amount of time. A Hard Select Arkansas Stone (Fine) is most suitable for fine polishing and the maintenance of a fine edge on knives or tools. Hard Select Arkansas is often referred to as "White Hard." Sharpening guide included.


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Grit Size: Soft (Coarse/Medium)
Grit Size: Hard (Fine)

Material: Arkansas Novaculite
Size Surface: L 200 x W 50 x T 14 mm
Weight of Benchstone: 623 grams

Storage: Wooden Box
Weight Complete Set: 960 grams
Made in the USA


The Vikings were warriors; their weapons saw a lot of action. Over time even well constructed swords and axes would become dull, dented, and even broken. There is archaeological evidence of swords being repaired. Many swords have been discovered that had been broken in two and then welded back together. The Norse Sagas provide information about weapons becoming dull, being damaged in battle, and being repaired. The Vikings had to frequently sharpen their weapons to keep them battle ready. This was a task that most of them probably did themselves; however there is mention of professional sword sharpeners in the Norse Sagas. The Norse Sagas also mention swords breaking and bending in battle and how sometimes Norsemen would stand on their blades in order to straighten them.

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