4" x 1 x .40 Jade Viking Whetstone Pendant
This sharpening stone can be an all in one whetstone solution! When the surface texture is
prepaired semi coarse to coarse it sharpens at a sub 1000 Grit level, flip your stone over and the finer side can polish up to 30,000 grit or a mirror level of finish. As the stone loads with steel it gets finer and finer, we recommend that you scuff up the surface on occasion with a fine or rough diamond plate (120 or 600 grit) to acheive the dual grit surface effect. The stone can quickly make the transition from the bevel setting grit to fine grit finishing. This sharpening stone is ultra hard, it cannot be gouged into with steel and it never needs to be flattened. If you mess up your sharpening stroke angle you will not gouge into it.
This sharpening stone will last multiple lifetimes under regular use. This whetstone also comes with a lifetime lasting warranty, should you ever break it will will send you a replacement stone in exchange, no questions asked.
This is Green Nephrite jade. It is slightly more dense than the jasper stones I carry and definitely far more tough vs impact. Jade is ultra hard and can be prepaired double
sided, for a dual grit sharpening feel. This stone will take your edge from dull to razor sharp in just minutes using this method. If you dont want your stone dual grit no worries just order as usual. If you want this special surface preperation please leave a note in your order for dual grit.
Small whetstones often were worn as pendants by many northern peoples, including Vikings. This Jade whetstone is a replicant of softer slate whetstone pendants found in archaeological digs in York, England, but similar pendants have been found in Gotland, Norway, Kalåstad, and Birka.
Jade was not available to our ancestors, I find it is a superior honing stone to the slate or jasper used historically. Jade is extremely strong and has a very fine grain. Thus it is excellent for final honing and also stronger than those aforementioned stones. However there is a technique to use this stone for rough grit sharpening, see below.
This Viking Pendant comes highly polished on all surfaces. If you would like to increase the cutting grit for more rapid steel removal when sharpening, you can take the polish down on the back of the pendant or the sides with 200 or 400 grit sand paper, just rub it on a flat surface for about 30 seconds to a minute. This lets your stone cut at the grit that your surface is prepared at. For example these come polished to 30,000 grit and will easily give steel a mirror polish.
This ability to change up the surface lets you decide if you don’t mind the stone being fully polished, or not. The back surface can be used to sharpen coarsely if you like. A less polished surface on jade is fantastic as a rough dressing stone for initial sharpening or refreshing a dulled blade.
Jade is way harder than steel, so you never have to worry about gouging your necklace and it will never wear out in multiple lifetimes. Your great grand children will inherit this.
Jade does quick work of removing steel.
and finely re-aligning an edge that's slightly dull. Or dress it coarse for it to
sharpen faster. If it's lapped rough and not polished it can still be made to look
shiney by oiling it.
This is a lifetime lasting sharpening stone, it cannot dish out and it cannot be gouged. It also can take up to a 6 foot drop on concrete.
When fully polished or loaded up the stone will continue to sharpen so
it's not critical to lap it very often and it is the most low mantience whetstone.
Sharpen wet or dry, water or oil.
On Sharpening With Jade
Jade is extremely strong, it is tougher then diamond,
even though diamond is harder. Jade is super resistant
to impact, it can survive a hammer blow, or even a
6 foot drop onto concrete.
Jade is just like the Jasper interms of being fantastic
for honing due to its micro crystaline makeup, with increased
strength. The highly translucent nature of the stone also
makes it very easy to see how much steel it has removed.
Just like Jasper it can be surfaced dressed to cut
more coarse, or polish it up and it will get amazingly smooth,
giving you a great way to refresh your edge, or restore it.