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The 1x4 KME Jende Silicone Carbide Carborundum Stones #80 grit stone is an aggressive, no-nonsense extra-extra coarse stone that eats away metal. It is used for serious profiling and repairs. Make no mistake about this stone, it can be pretty nasty and the sheer depth of the scratches can leave some longer “whisper” scratches that rise slightly above the bevel. But what it lacks in beauty it makes up for in aggression, and easily replaces the coarsest diamond plates and other extra coarse and coarse sharpening stones.

The 1x4 KME Jende Silicone Carbide Carborundum Stones #120 grit stone is an aggressive, extra coarse stone used for serious profiling, repairs and initial sharpening. While not as aggressive as the Jende Silicone Carbide #80 grit stone

1"x 4" x 5mm in size and mounted to a steel blank, it is used with water only and work best when soaked in water for a minute or two before use. Store in a dry place in between use.

Abrasive Material: Silicon Carbide

Ideal place in a sharpening progression:

  • Starting grit for major repairs and profiling.
  • In place of any diamond grit plate or extra coarse stone.
  • Where mechanized sharpening and belt grinders are not available.
  • Before progressing to another coarse or lower end medium grit stone (120-1K grit)

These stones can also be used in a mix and match progression of other synthetic and natural sharpening stones, as well with other brands such as Chosera, Shapton, Sigma, Suehiro, Imanishi, Spyderco, King, etc.

This is a Waterstone, and should not be used with oil, but can be used in conjunction with oil stones (such as Norton India and Arkansas stones) if the blade is wiped clean before and after switching stone types.   

The Jende Silicone Carbide #80 and #120 Grit sharpening stones will work on almost all types of knives, scissors, tools and chisels, including those made with abrasion resistant steels. While the 1x4 size is meant for use with the KME Sharpener, it is also a great size for a slip stone, field stone or a pocket stone for knife repairs and sharpening on the go.