Switch to the Arkansas stone
and make a few more lighter passes to evenly brighten up the face.
The combination and Arkansas stones
are meant to be used with cutting oil made for sharpening, but for kitchen knives I just use water and liquid soap smeared on the surface of the stone.
The Idahone ceramic stone is as effective as the Arkansas stone
in achieving cutting edges with few irregularities on Hu-Friedy 11/12 Gracey curets and in achieving equally smooth corresponding root surfaces on extracted human teeth.
This isn't a true stainless steel but has enough chromium content to make them highly rust resistant, plus you can easily sharpen them on a simple Arkansas stone
I then hone the surface until the heavy machining marks are removed, and follow up with a ceramic or Arkansas stone
to bring the surface to a high shine--always keeping the original factory angle, of course.
The broad side of a triangular Arkansas stone
will do for the lower hammer notch.
The kit includes a specially shaped triangular Medium Arkansas Stone
for sharpening serrated edges, a Coarse Synthetic Stone for all other edges and a Fine Arkansas Stone
The Huntsman model I worked with was also much smoother after all the sharp edges were removed with a fine Arkansas stone
, and now no one needs to worry about being wounded in the cleaning and reassembly process.
Follow this by doing the same to it on a perfectly square Arkansas stone
To do the final shaping I resort to Arkansas stones
and oil, which generally leaves me filthy as a dirt road.
The most common sharpening mediums are Arkansas stones
(and their manufactured Aluminum Oxide and Carborundum/ silicon carbide counterparts), diamond and ceramic.