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Best knife honing oil?

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by searcher5, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. searcher5

    searcher5 New Member

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    What works best for kinfe honing oil? I'm about at the end of a can that I've had for about 10 years, and need to replace it. What works best for you?
  2. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I will use oil on my coarse (shaping) stones, but not on my fine (finishing) stones. I like Honers and Marvel Mystery oil. On the fine stones, the oil holds abraded metal against the working edge and prevents a really fine edge from forming. I use them dry and wash them after each use. I oil my leather strops with any good leather conditioner and work in a little fine valve grinding compound into the suede side.

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