Four-sided hand-made strop with a total length of 32.5 cm for a professional final blade polish.
This very efficient strop is a new development by Nesmuk that restores the original sharpness of chef’s knives with lasting effect. Three of the four strips of leather on the stable, oiled oak core have diamond pastes with different degrees of fineness applied to them. The fourth side without diamond paste is used to polish and care for the blade’s cutting edge, like a barber would polish his razor in the olden days. It only takes one minute at the most to restore the blade’s original sharpness with the new Nesmuk strop. Also, “stropping“ is a very simple procedure.
Nesmuk Belgian Whetstone, blue
Coticule size 200 x 60 mm
The “Belgian whetstone” has been mined from the slate quarries in the Ardennes for almost 400 years now. Many tool and knife grinders will tell you that this natural stone is the very best sharpening stone you can find. It is quarried from a formation with a very homogeneous deposit of finest garnets (5 – 20 microns) which are the grinding particles. The whetstone contains 35 – 43% garnets. The composition of this around 480 million year-old soft, blue sedimentary stone and its special sharpening qualities make it globally unique.
If you rub the blade across the evenly fine-grained surface, the garnets separate from the stone. Together with the water and the rubbed off matrix of ash, clay and mica, they form a thin, very abrasive slurry. The obtuse facet edges of the garnets gently abrade the metal without gouging it. The process is fast, and it leaves the steel with a much smoother polish and a noticeably finer edge. No other stone anywhere in the world offers this combination of speed, fine finish and superior sharpness. Simply put a few drops of water on the surface before sharpening.