A translucent Hard arkansas is what it is and hasn't changed in a century (the only difference being it used to be called "hard", now it's called "translucent". Only the color separates them. Condition is "Used". Hard Translucent Arkansas Pocket Stones without leather pouches are also available. 8x2.5x.5 nice garrett and wade black translucent Arkansas. C $85.26. Was: Previous Price C $94.74. This test puts Translucent Arkansas equal to 3500-4000 grit. or Best Offer; Calculate Shipping ; From United States; 6" x 2" x 1/2" Arkansas White Translucent Knife Sharpener/ Box (1400 grit USA).. C $94.68; Buy It Now +C $31.08 shipping; Free Returns . The Hard Arkansas is in the middle of the Arkansas stones, and the Hard Black and Hard Translucent Arkansas stones are the finest. From United States; Customs services and international tracking provided. Back to home page Return to top. Arkansas quartz structure consists of fused crystal grains of different sizes.Dan's Whetstone offers Arkansas stones of the following types: Soft - medium grit range Hard - fine grit range for pre-finish sharpening Translucent - ultra-fine grit range for finish sharpening and honing Black - ultra-fine grit range for finish sharpening and honing Specification Product size: Seller: hartvillehardware (94,402) 99.8%, Location: Hartville, Ohio, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 283752106172 Norton Hard Translucent Arkansas (HTA) Bench Oil Stone #54464. How do the grits of Arkansas Stones Compare to each other? 6" x … Which is finer, the Hard Black Arkansas or the Hard Translucent Arkansas? See pictures and feel free to message me with any questions. The Hard Arkansas removed metal 20% faster than the Black and Translucent. Shipped with USPS First Class. Black Translucent Hard Arkansas. True Hard Arkansas stones are often referred to as Multi-Colored Translucent; colors, both opaque and translucent, are random and may include black, red, white, and gray--often within the same stone. The less dense, or softer the stone, the coarser it is. MACHINIST TOOL LATHE MILL Hard Arkansas Translucent Honing Sharpening Stone DrB. Q. The more dense, or harder the stone, the finer it is. The Soft Arkansas removed steel roughly 20% faster than the Hard Arkansas and 40% faster than the Black and Translucent stones. Black and Translucent Arkansas (Extra Fine) stones are classifications included in the True Hard Arkansas grade category according to specific gravity under density standards. If this is your preferred system of sharpening you'll find no better stones. Hard Arkansas, Translucent Arkansas: Type: pierre à aiguiser naturelle, pierre à aiguiser, Pierre à aiguiser Arkansas: Livré avec un set d'aides pour pierre à aiguiser: non: Utiliser avec de l'eau: non, avec huile: Réglable en longueur: non: Taille des grains: Moyenne (600-1000), Ultra fine (5000+) Inclus . A. Arkansas Stones are graded not by grit numbers like other types of stone, but by their density and hardness. Now there's a single "Washita" grade which most people say is soft ark, not real Washita. More to explore : Hard Arkansas, Arkansas Arrowheads, Arkansas Magnet, Collectible Arkansas Postcards, Arkansas Quartz Crystal, Paragould Collectible Arkansas … Norton’s traditional oil sharpening stones, both man-made and natural, are made to the standard by which others compare. Although many sharpeners will profess a preference for one or the other they are the same density, and therefore the same grit. The Soft Arkansas stone removed metal at a much faster rate than expected. It's flipped.