Soft Arkansas Stone -4×1.5×1.25. (Includes plate needed for system)
Arkansas stones are a natural stone that comes right out of the earth. They are different from man made stones in several ways. They do not have a specific grit assigned to them but instead are rated with their own grading system. They are rated generally from medium to extra fine. A soft Arkansas stone is considered a medium grade stone for sharpening and is the most common used. The color of the soft Arkansas stone may vary from white to gray, black pink or marbled.
A soft Arkansas stone will offer a quick way to get yourself a sharp edge on your knives. While it will not polish the blade it will give a good cutting edge. This is a good medium grade stone for sharpening and will offer a great deal of help in achieving the fine edge you want on your blades.
I have discontinued using these natural stones for the ViperSharp kit. The natural stones can’t seem to be made to the exact measurements needed. Since the stone thickness is vital for a professional sharpening system to function 100% these stones will be available only as an add-on and you should keep in mind that a digital angle finder or similar tool would be highly recommended to assure the same angle as the other man made stones.