On a three sided sharpening stone which side do I use forts second then third. One side is a rust color and the other 2 are charcoal color.

  • Posted by: Bill F
  • October 13, 2013


Rebecca V. October 14, 2013
Always go coarsest to finest; how coarse you start depends how dull the knife is (the duller it is, the coarser you should start).
Dino M. October 13, 2013
Depending on how dull your knife is you will use one of the darker stones first. If the knife is very dull use the coarser stone, if not that dull use the less coarse stone. The rust colored stone is used last.
pierino October 13, 2013
I was really interested in this answer because I've never seen a three sided whet stone. I use a professional electric sharpening with three stages; sharpen, steel, and hone. I use the whet stone for small knives. I think Dino is correct on the use of your stone.
Bill F. October 13, 2013
Pinero. I'll take a to tomorrow when I get to work.
Bill F. October 13, 2013
First not forts
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