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Wästikivi Eräkivi whetstone

Wästikivi Eräkivi whetstone

Price 12.99 USD excluding VAT

A rough translation of "Eräkivi" would be "wilderness stone", and that's exactly what this is - sized for easy carry, this little buddy is always ready to keep your blades in shape out in the wilderness. Size 120 x 30 x 10 mm.

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A rough translation of "Eräkivi" would be "wilderness stone", and that's exactly what this is - sized for easy carry, this little buddy is always ready to keep your blades in shape out in the wilderness. Size 120 x 30 x 10 mm.

Made from natural Finnish phyllite, the same stuff that our ancestors used since they first invented a knife that needed maintenance. Naturally due to the natural nature of the stone these don't follow any man made grit values, but that doesn't really matter since each and every Wästikivi will surely keep your blade sharp!

Instructions of use, as found on the product package:

Moisten the stone with water. Using circular movements, grind both sides of the blade in the direction of the angle of the blade. A knife which is blunter than usual requires stronger handling. The mud emerging on the top of the stone helps the finishing process. Use plenty of water when sharpening harder and blunter blades.

Finally, grind the knife in straight strokes from both sides in a slightly steeper angle than when sharpening the blade (as if you are attempting to carve steel shavings). Remember to use the stone often, so that the blade does not become very blunt.

Made by Wästikivi Oy in Orivesi, Finland.

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I would recommend for a friend

03.12.2017
Keveydestä ja koosta pojot ja siksi hyvä reissussa. Sai tällä sen juustohöylänkin takasi terään.
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I would recommend for a friend

05.02.2018
This is a great little stone for your pack. It is somewhere in the medium grit category. If you have a two sided course/fine stone of usual design this fits between them nicely. Good all around stone and plenty easy to pack or hang somewhere, stick in a pocket, whatever. Instructions say to use water and use the "mud" from grinding to get a less abrasive swipe on your blade. Good idea! I tried it out on one blade and it works fine. I like all the edges on it to sharpen basically anything with ease. This would make a great gift for any outdoorsman.
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I would recommend for a friend

24.02.2018
I would recommend for a friend

17.05.2018 (Edited 17.05.2018)
Tehkääpä meille uusavuttomille selkeä video miten puukon saa teräväksi tällä kivellä. En löytänyt netistä ainuttakaan selkeää videota aiheesta, ainakaan suomalaismalliselle puukolle. Yritin toimia kiven mukana tulleiden ohjeiden mukaan, mutta tuloksena oli luultavasti entistä tylsempi puukko. Entä miten toimia, jos puukossa on ns. "secondary bevel", kuten teidän Jääkäripuukoissanne? Pitääkö se hioa kokonaan pois, ja sitten hioa uudestaan, vai miten?
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I would recommend for a friend

20.10.2018 (Edited 06.05.2020)
Kivi on kuin kotonaan reissulla mukana kuljetettavaksi ja toimii reissun aikaisessa veitsen huollossa. Laajempaan teroitteluun suosittelen kuitenkin isompaa kiveä, tämä on vähän turhan pieni.
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I would recommend for a friend

12.11.2018
I have used mine for a few years. It is good for maintaining an edge and fits easily in a pocket.
In my experience it cuts much faster using spit/saliva than water.
Just don't try to use it to establish an edge, you'll need something much more abrasive for that.
If you need to do some serious sharpening get you some larger stones. You can do a lot with 400 and 1000 grits.
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I would recommend for a friend

11.03.2019
This is a reasonably priced and very good pocket stone. The larger Wastikivi stone is my main stone, and while it may be slow acting on some modern stainless steels, it works great with the Terava knives.
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I would recommend for a friend

25.10.2019
Aika mukavasti onnistui isommankin puukon teroitus tällä kivellä, jopa kaltaiseltani amatööriltä. Sopivan kokoinen mukana kannettavaksi mutta jos meinaa teroitukset suorittaa pelkästään kotona niin ehkä kuitenkin kannattaa satsata suurempaan kiveen.
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I would recommend for a friend

15.04.2020
Better to have it, than need it and not have it.

Good general purpose stone for field use. As I've said in other reviews here, I'm a knife nut. Which also means I'm a nut about sharpening. Spicerco SharpMaker is my "default" bench sharpener, though I've recently added a Ken Onion Work Sharp to the fold.

This stone won't do what either of those will. But, it'll get close enough for field use.

Use the better options in the shop, carry this in the field to dress your knife after use. It's large enough to be useful (I'd rather not have to settle for the smaller version sold here) and small enough to be handy. Granted, it's a medium to fine grit, so don't expect it to resolve serious wear...but to keep things workable in the field? It's about perfect.
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