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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fit for purpose.
on 20 June 2014
I got this stone a while back now and after using it on two different axes and a hatchet I would be happy to recommend it to anyone that's wanting a simple stone to sharpen up a little on the job.
Being puck shape it fits nicely in the palm and therefore does not present a problem when using with slimy wet hands etc.
Both sides of the stone offer a fairly standard grit choice and if your looking to have a shaving sharp edge then you will need a second stone much finer than this offers along with a decent belt for stropping.
If your just after a good sharp edge to your axe this will do the job fine.
Being puck shape, it also takes little room in your pocket or pack, is less likely to crack than the traditional block or cigar shape and it is quite intuitive keeping an even pitch using a circular motion.
My top tip would be to get hold of a pipe tobacco tin of the circular kind to store the puck in.
I found a "Dunbar original, ready rubbed" tin fits perfectly but I'm sure there are lots of other brand tins that would also fit well, you just need to take up pipe smoking and experiment lol.
It gets five stars from me as it's not expensive, it does what is required of it, its not heavy or bulky and it's easy to use.
Ultimately the test is, would I buy another if I lost this one? And the answer is,Yes.