Where to buy a sharpening stone?
Any ideas on where to purchase a decent sharpening stone? Our live-in housekeeper/nanny requested a better one. The one we have used to belong to an ex-bf of mine from several years ago. It's not like I can ask HIM where he got it! LOL Thanks for the help!
I got mine at a hardware store. 2-sided, 11-inch Norton stone. $32.50. I'm very happy with it.
DMT Duosharps are my choice in decent sharpening stones. Pricey, but excellent quality, flatness and longevity. I recommend the 8 inch models. They can be bought online at Amazon, etc., and are all roughly offered at the same price. Might find a deal on eBay.
I got mine at a wood working convention and it is excellent. So I figure you could go to any wood working supply place and get one. Mine is an "Arkansas stone . . . the finest stone a man can own!"
If you don't have a local source, Lee Valley is a trusty, established mailorder supplier.
The 8" Diamond – 600x/1200x bench stone is a *very* good tool for sharpening knives:
They also have a number of special-purpose knife sharpening things, but in
my experience getting comfortable with a bench stone is your best choice.
Leonard Lee, who started Lee Valley, wrote the definitive book on sharpening:
He's mostly concerned with woodworking tools, but there's a big section on knives as
well as lots of generally-applicable knowledge and techniques.