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Whetstones (Toishi)
Leather Honing Block shown with tool

Leather Honing Block

A few quick strokes on leather will keep your tools in top form without any danger of changing the bevel. Many people find they very rarely need to use a whetstone if they use the leather consistently. Rubbing honing compound into the leather before honing speeds up the process considerably.

Our leather honing block is a handy size to keep beside you while you are carving.

Available in either cow or horse hide. Cow hide is less expensive; horse hide is denser and withstands nicks better than cow hide, so it will last longer. The stropes used to hone straight-edge razors were traditionally made from horse hides.

For instructions on using a Leather Honing Block, go to Basic Instructions and look under "Whetstones."

  Ship Weight Price Enter Quantity
S3424 4" x 6" made with cow hide 0.2 $10.00

S3423 4" x 6" made with horse hide 0.2 $14.75