Good quality knives need to be looked after & must be sharpened from time to time. When subjected to wear & tear, through contact with the object being cut or with the chopping board.
Even the best knife will lose it’s edge eventually. It’s never any fun or safe to use a blunt knife do yourself a favour & buy the best.
Stone sharpening is an art, although like all things in life practice & persistence is the key!
The Aluminium Oxide oil stones (India stone) are a very popular man-made choice.
The most popular are called India Stone which are made by Norton.
These stones can cut fast, and can also produce a fine edge on tools and knives.
The grading system for these stones is generally labelled fine, medium, and coarse.
These stones are often brown or orange in colour.
Long lasting cutting edge.
Ideal for clean de-burring, generating keen edges and quality finishes.
Type: Aluminium Oxide
Grit: Coarse 150 / Fine 400
Size: 200 X 50 X 25 mm
Made in: Mexico
SILICONE CARBIDE (SC) V’S ALLUMINIUM OXIDE (AO)
Silicon Carbide is preferred for faster stock removal if the knife is chipped or highly blunt whereas Aluminium Oxide is preferred to finish the edge being a slower cutting stone.