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Where can I find what is
called a "soft stone" for
edging up my filet knife.
The so-called hard stones
are everywhere but everyone
looks at me like I'm from
another planet when I ask
for the soft type.

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soft stone

I am fanatical about keeping all of my knives shaving sharp.I use a double grit hard Arkansas stone,and finish off with a butcher's steel.
The only soft stone I have found in recent years is the one sold by the Boy Scouts.It is about the size of a pack of cigarettes,being only half as thick.But,take my advice,soft stones wear out very fast.My stones,made by Norton,have lasted me over 15 years and will last me much longer.Just be sure to lube the stone with mineral oil.
Every few years,I put my stones in an old pot and boil them in soapy water to get all the old grindings out.
As I said,I am fanatical about the edge.
The trick to sharpening is to make like you are trying to slice off a piece of the stone,always cut into the stone,NEVER go the other way,it ruins the edge.Forget about making circular strokes.

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I can help in your search for the Holy Stones

Check out the link below.
It is for Japanese Wood Working Supplies,
you will find Sharpening Stones in the index.
Supplier is located in California.
I am sure there is more than you need.
If you need even finer grit stones (10,000+),
let me know and I will give you some more sources.

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Try and go to a restraunt supply company.
They will have a few choices for you.
try restraunt depot i think they are in plainview off the expressway but not 100% sure.The hand held sharpeners are very good and they are not that expensive you can probably get one for under $20

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I second what togmaster said about the magic chef charpener. I got one back about 5 or 6 years ago as a gift. It was ordered off of one of the home shopping networks. It works like magic, and still going strong after all these years. It puts an edge on the knife that I could never get using a regular stone or a hand sharpener.
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