The EZE-LAP 1x4” 31F diamond pocket sharpening stone is a compact sharpening stone with a fine grit size (600 grit). Use this fine stone to bring a dull edge back to life and give it a sharp finish. The sharpening stone has a groove in the middle, especially for sharpening fish hooks or similar pointed items. This means this pocket sharpening stone is not only useful for your knives or woodworking tools, but also while you're out fishing.
The advantage of diamond as an abrasive is that it quickly removes material. Also, its surface stays nice and smooth, and the stone lasts a very long time. The pocket sharpening stone has two non-slip feet on the bottom. Not only does this keep the stone stable while sharpening, but it also increases the sharpening surface.
In order to distinguish between the grit sizes of the stones, there is a stripe in the colour of the grit size at the bottom of the sharpening stones. In the case of the 31F, it is a red stripe. With EZE-LAP, this equates to a fine grit size (600 grit).
Using the sharpening stone
We recommend that you start with a slightly older knife for your first times sharpening with this stone, because diamond sharpening stones need to be "pre-sharpened". You'll notice that the surface of the sharpening stone is initially somewhat coarser in texture. After sharpening a few knives, this will disappear, and the stone will reach its final level of effect. Let the stone do its work without applying too much pressure.
EZE-LAP diamond sharpening stones can be used wet and dry. The advantage of wet sharpening is that it lubricates the stone and also washes away the sharpening residues. Only use water to wet sharpen - never use oil. If you only use the sharpening stone for dry sharpening, we recommend that you regularly clean the surface. This will remove sharpening residues from previous use and make sure the stone stays in top condition.
EZE-LAP grit size
EZE-LAP makes diamond sharpening products with five different grit sizes. These grit sizes have an associated colour so you can quickly identify which grit size you're using. In a nutshell:
- Extra coarse: green, 150 grit.
To quickly sharpen and reshape a very blunt or damaged edge.
- Coarse: black, 250 grit.
To quickly sharpen and reshape a blunt or damaged edge.
- Medium: purple, 400 grit.
To quickly sharpen, reshape and finish a blunt edge.
- Fine: red, 600 grit.
Suitable for almost all sharpening jobs. It sharpens blunt edges rapidly and ensures a sharp finish.
- Super fine: blue, 1200 grit.
For a razor-sharp and polished edge with a very fine finish.
The American company EZE-LAP makes diamond products for sharpening knives and tools. They produce durable and user-friendly diamond sharpening products for a very affordable price, thanks to their unique process and modern technology. In the US they're known as "the Sharpener People", and with good reason! Whatever you're planning to sharpen, EZE-LAP has the right diamond product for your knives and tools.