The Lansky Soft Arkansas Stones are natural stones that do the trick when you want a sharp edge quickly. The Soft Arkansas is great for general sharpening purposes. Use it on your chisels, plane blades, axes, and other tools. The Lansky Soft Arkansas Stones are cut from carefully selected novaculite, and mounted on a wood block for greater sharpening ease and hand protection. A Soft Arkansas Benchstone is perfect for sharpening pocket knives, kitchen knives, hunting and fishing knives, utility knife blades, cutting tools for gardening, woodworking tools, and other pointed implements. Stone measures 6andquot; X 2andquot; X 1/2andquot;.