Australia’s Leading Provider of Diamond Emulsions and Pastes

As industry experts with extensive experience in blade honing, Zanvak’s first and foremost priority is finding a solution that will provide you with superior precision, quality and safety control.

Interested in upgrading your most important equipment? Check out our range of Stropping emulsions and honing pastes.

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Finding Your Perfect Sharpening Strop

If you’re looking for a professional finish or want to extend the life of your blades, consider investing in a strop. What can seem like an extra step in your regular maintenance routine can often mean the difference between a sharp and very sharp blade – resulting in better precision and reduced risk.



Strop compound is an extremely fine abrasive used in the final polishing stages of sharpening. These abrasives are sometimes loose, but are usually held in a medium like a wax bar, a paste or a spray. The particles in our selection of compounds range from 15 microns, roughly equivalent to a 1000 grit water stone, down to 0.5 micron, or about 60,000 grit. Various materials are used for the abrasive particles such as aluminium oxide, chromium oxide and diamonds.

    If you have further questions about which will be the best finishing solution for your blades, please contact the Zanvak team. With expert insight and experience into knife systems, we’re happy to discuss the ins and outs of your tools to find the most investment-worthy product for you.