The Lansky Double-Sided Bench Stone gives you two grits for a professional finish. MEDIUM / FINE
A Lansky Diamond BenchStore is perfect for:
Pocket knives, kitchen knives, hunting and fishing knives, utility knife blades, cutting tools for gardening, woodworking, or industrial cutting tool edge maintenance, fish hooks, darts, broadhead hunting arrows and other pointed implements.
Diamonds are a knife's best friend. Renown for their hardness, diamonds are an excellent abrasive for the fast reconditioning and maintenance of extremely dull blades or for implements that often become nicked or damaged through rigorous use. A must for any workshop.
- Non-slip rubber feet
- Dual 2" x 6" stones (5cm x 15cm)
- Full diamond grit surfaces for more efficient sharpening
Double Sided Diamond Benchstone Instructions
Step 1- Select the proper side of the stone for your edge.
- Medium- To maintain an undamaged, dull edge
- Fine- To hone/polish a finished edge or for daily manitainance
Step 2- Set the Benchstone base on a stable, flat surface with the stone you have selected facing up.
Note- Lubrication of any kind is not recommended while sharpening on any of the three stones. DO NOT USE HONING OIL ON THE DIAMOND STONE.
Step 3- Observe the bevel angle on the blade you intend to sharpen. Then, bring the edge to the stone matching your sharpening angle to the bevel angle.
Step 4- Using light pressure, push the edge of the blade across the stone in one motion, much like trying to slice a thin layer off the top of the stone. Maintaining a consistent angle is essential for the best results.
Step 5- Repeat process 3-4 times on one side of the blade then switch to the other side and repeat.
Step 6- Repeat this process until edge is sharp then progress to finer stones and repeat.
Step 7- Clean your stones.
- Clean the Diamond stone with a damp rag after each use.
1. Use a series of stones for the best results. For an undamaged edge start with the Medium Diamond Stone
2. Start with your selected stone. Use 3-4 strokes on one side of the blade. Repeat process on the other side of the blade. Repeat this whole process, switching between sides, about 3-4 times.
3. Then use only 2 strokes per side. Repeat this process 2-3 times.
4. Then 1 stroke per side. Repeat this process 1-2 times.
5. Move on to a finer stone.
*More advanced techniques will be featured on the Lansky Sharpening Blog.
Be Smart, Be Safe and Stay an Edge Above the Rest!
CAUTION: Knife sharpening is an inherently dangerous activity. Used properly this sharpener cannot hurt you but a carelessly handled blade or pointed object can.