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Honing Oil Small 30ml bottle with flip top lid

Honing Oil Small 30ml bottle with flip top lid

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Honing Oil Small

30ml bottle with flip top lid

This is not a toy and is not intended for small children (Potential choking hazard). Adult supervision is highly recommended for children and expert advice for the bigger kids!

A 30ml Bottle of Honing Oil with a flip top lid or multiples as chosen.

Honing Oil
This is a low viscosity honing oil for use on sharpening stones. It is recommend for general honing applications such as sharpening:

  • Chisels
  • Plane blades
  • Knives
  • Drill bits

It has a mild smell and a long shelf life.

The basic idea behind honing, or stropping is to remove the burr, on any cutting edge, that remains after sharpening. Honing also polishes the cutting edge on a microscopic level and leaves an edge sharper and stronger. If you wish you can use a honing oil, on an oil stone to speed up the process, Knives for example should be held at an angle of about 20 degrees to the surface whilst being swept along the surface. Other tools such as chisels may be best honed using a jig to hold them at the correct angle for the tool.


Honing can be used to sharpen a blade by removing small amounts of material from the blade's edge to create a sharp, precise cutting edge. Honing a blade involves running the blade along an abrasive surface, such as a sharpening stone, in a controlled manner to remove any dull or damaged areas from the edge of the blade.

The honing process typically involves several steps, with increasingly fine abrasives used in each step to achieve a sharp, polished edge. Coarse abrasives are used first to remove any major nicks or chips in the blade, and then finer abrasives are used to refine the edge to a razor-sharp finish.

To hone a blade, the blade is held at a consistent angle against the abrasive surface and moved back and forth in a controlled manner. This process is repeated several times, with the angle and pressure adjusted as needed to achieve the desired sharpness.

Honing is a relatively gentle process compared to grinding, which removes more material and can create more heat, potentially damaging the blade. Honing is also effective for maintaining a sharp edge on a blade that is already relatively sharp, whereas grinding may be necessary to reshape a blade that has become badly worn or damaged.

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