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    Does anyone have any info on Arkansas hones? I found some super cheap hones, but I dont really know anything about them. Check them out! Arkansas | The Perfect Edge
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    Those look like good prices on some smaller sized stones. Id like to see some larger stones and the model number in the description.

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    Here's a thread that might be helpful: Surgical Black Arkansas v Translucent Arkansas
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    You haven't lived until you've lapped a hard Arkansas!!

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    There is a ton of information on Ark Hones here and on the web. Bottom line is of the naturals, Arks seem to vary the most and only experimentation will reveal the use of your stone. They can vary from one side to the other.

    But if you find a finisher… Oh baby you can shave off that edge all day long.

    Enjoy the ride.
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    One other thing, maybe two. Size matters wider more that longer, wider and longer is dependent on your budget. The price of an Ark stone new is generally indicative of its finishing abilities. Though I have bought super finishers on the bay and in flea markets.

    Guys are crying about lapping a Nortons, like SirStrop said …OMG. Do yourself a favor lap on loose a progression of silicone carbide, they will trash a diamond plate in minutes, you will get a workout.


    Learning to hone is one thing slipping over into the darkside of natural hones is another, you may not find your way back.

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    The DMTs are no match for either Arkies or Charnleys, the binders that hold the diamonds are just not tough enough.
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    and this is why I love being a part of SRP! always good info and everyone is willing to help!
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    +1 for SiC slurry on glass. A bit messy but will lap anything even Spyderco stones . You can swap to a diamond plate after 600 grit.
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    Your focusing on price, not performance and a proven track record. The Norton 4/8 combo stone has both.
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