Read more. The decision of what stone to finish with is a personal one depending on what kind of edge you desire. I have used a surgical black hard arkansas stone from for years. I sure know where I will be purchasing all my sharpening supplies in the future. A. Norton Part Number: 61463654464. But all have translucence. This smooth grit produces a nice polish on knives and tools alike. Hard Arkansas stones are very dense fine grained natural stones, the natural novaculite delivers the sharpest possible edge with a near mirror finish. I just compared the two side by side. This is an 8" x 3" x 1/2" stone and in good shape. $21.00. See More. Q. A Hard Arkansas will leave a more refined edge that is more highly polished. I am just saying the source because I don't know who makes them. You are the light of the world... Norton Hard Translucent Arkansas (HTA) Bench Oil Stone #54464. Top-Rated Seller! 4.5 out of 5 stars (3) 3 product ratings - Norton Hard Translucent Arkansas (HTA) Bench Oil Stone #54464. The #900 grit will place a very sharp edge, near mirror finish on to the knife blade. A. 0.2% negative feedback. I'd say I use the hard translucent 10-1 over the India stone, mostly because of my diamond stones, which cut much better. Used primarily to sharpen and hone tool and knife edges to an even, polishing surface, frequently after sharpening with man-made stones. NORTON HARD TRANSLUCENT Arkansas (HTA) Bench Oil Stone #54464 - $130.29. The stone is generously sized at 8" long by 3" wide by 1/2" thick. If this is your preferred system of sharpening you'll find no better stones. 95,042+ items sold. The handsome wooden box keeps the stone safe when not in use. NORTON HARD TRANSLUCENT Arkansas (HTA) Bench Oil Stone #54464 - $130.29. The stone is generously sized at 8" long by 3" wide by 1/2" thick. These stones are hard to get. Thank you so much for your unbelievably quick service and delivery. The Hard Arkansas is in the middle of the Arkansas stones, and the Hard Black and Hard Translucent Arkansas stones are the finest. These bench stones are typically black to bluish black in color and come packaged in a beautiful handcrafted hardwood box. Hard Arkansas Stone Single Grit Benchstone. I have bought some strop leather and some green compound. If your website says they're unavailable, what does that mean? Norton Hard Translucent Arkansas (HTA) Bench Oil Stone #54464. Hard Translucent Arkansas Stone in Wooden Box, Hard Translucent Arkansas Pocket Stone With Leather Pouch, Durable plastic protects stones against breakage, Plastic case acts as a mini sharpening stone base, Base acts as reservoir to keep stone from drying out, No-slip rubber feet keep stone in place during sharpening. The Soft Arkansas is a bit finer than the Fine India and the Fine Crystolon stones, and it makes an excellent next step from those types. Seller: hartvillehardware (95,042) 99.8%, Item: 283752106172 Woodworker, knife enthusiasts and chefs use the translucent stone to put a polished edge on their knives and tools. Q. Norton Hard Arkansas Oilstone Whet Bench Stone Knife Sharpening Tool/Wooden Box A. Arkansas Stones are graded not by grit numbers like other types of stone, but by their density and hardness. USAHard Translucent Arkansas - HTA – Quarried, graded, and precision cut from the finest Ozark novaculite (silicon quartz) deposits, this natural stone is the finest grained and most dense of all oil stones. Yes. All Rights Reserved. Our Translucent Arkansas stones are the highest quality available. The coarsest Arkansas Stone we carry is the Soft Arkansas.