Smith's unbreakable Diamond Stone is perfect for sharpening your knives and hooks. The 3 inch stone is coated with medium grade diamonds and has a built-in hook sharpening groove. Since the diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, it provides an aggressive cutting feature that will sharpen all types of steels, quickly and easily. It comes with its own fabric storage pouch, which features a fold over flap and belt loop.
Sharpening groove for hooks
Fabric pouch for storage and protection
Grit: Medium Diamond 400 Grit
Size: 3 x 1 x ¼ inch
Sharpening Fish Hooks:
Place your blade flat on the end of your stone. Raise the back of your knife to an approximate 23-degree angle.
Push the blade AWAY from you, just like you are trying to carve a thin slice off the top of the stone. Don't be afraid to use pressure against the stone while sharpening since it will not damage the stone or your knife. Repeat this PUSHING stroke three or four times. Remember, try to keep the same approximate sharpening angle all the time since this is the key to obtaining the sharpest edge.
To sharpen the other side of your knife, place your blade at the opposite end of your stone and repeat steps 2 and 3, but instead of pushing the knife away from you, pull to towards you. Continue to sharpen until you feel that your blade is truly sharp.
- Lay point of fish hook flat in the groove and move the hook back and forth in a filing motion.
- Always wipe the diamond stone surface after each use to remove residual particles and dust and remaining lubricant (if used). Occasionally, clean your stone with soapy water and a mild brush and dry before storing.
Store in fabric pouch.