Our popular Cerax range of water stones have always been popular with woodworkers. However, we also hear a lot from people who purchase our pocket knives asking if we have any sharpening solutions more appropriately sized for their needs.
New from Suehiro are Cerax Dual Stone whetstones that are compatible with either water or oil. This kit includes a multiform whetstone of your choice of 1500 or 6000 grits (select variant on the right) for honing the complex edges of carving tools, as well as two smaller whetstones of 600 and 4000 grits.
The multiform whetstone measures 98mm by 63mm. The 600 stone measures 98mm by 23mm and is 2mm and 6mm thick on each edge, while the 4000 measures 120mm by 10mm and is 8mm thick.
These whetstones are completely unique in that they can be used with either oil or water as a lubricant and cutting medium. If you love using our Cerax waterstones, these can be used in exactly the same manner. Or if you prefer oil stones, they can be included in your toolkit and used alongside your Arkansas stones. If you change your mind, or would just like to experiment, oil can be added to a previously water-only stone, or an oily stone can be washed with detergent and put into service with water.
(PLEASE NOTE we do not recommend using oil on any other Cerax products - only the Dual Stone range)