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In our guide on how to sharpen a pocket knife we discussed the need for knife sharpening stones and lubricant. Here we have listed some recommended options that will get the job done.
Woodstock SteeleX D1130 1000 Grit and 6000 Grit Japanese Waterstone
This Japanese waterstone includes both a rough (1000 grit) and super fine (6000 grit) stone to help you get the job done effectively. This is a popular stone and scores an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars with close to 100 reviews on Amazon.
Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stones
This includes a rotating triangle block containing 3 stones (medium Arkansas, fine Arkansas and course synthetic) to suit your needs. Arkansas sharpening stones are generally suitable for all knives and are the most popular sharpening stones used anywhere in the world. There are over 200 reviews of this sharpening stone with an average rating of 4.3 stars.
Smith’s SK2 2-Stone Sharpening Kit
For something a little cheaper try the Sk2 from Smiths which includes a medium and fine Arkansas stone together with a honing solution and angle guide. This product is by no means the best quality but for the money it’s a great starter kit. There are over 70 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Lansky Nathan’s Natural Honing Oil
Lansky Nathan’s honing oil is the most popular choice on Amazon with over 60 reviews and a high average rating of 4.8. It’s relatively inexpensive too which makes it an all-round great choice.
Norton 4-1/2-ounce Sharpening Stone Oil
Norton is a popular brand for knife sharpening accessories and their inexpensive sharpening stone oil is well received by reviewers on Amazon.