The Cretan Sharpening Stone

Or “Pyritolithos” (also known as a whetstone) is a natural product that's difficult to excavate and treat and consequently expensive to acquire.

Product Origin

This is a natural , non-metallic mineral constituted of 96-99% Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) found in micro-crystal form.

Final Product

The stone blocks weighing from 5 to 40 kilos each, are cut down with diamond-edged circular saws.

Excavation

The excavation of the whetstone because of the rarity and the weakness of automatism, it is done as the old days with manually-operated tools.

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In only one part of the world, Arkansas USA, you will find a similar mineral that bares the name Novaculite and has the same chemical composition.


About

The Official Name Of The Product Is Sharpening Stone but it is also known as water stone or a whetstone. It is a natural , non metallic mineral constituted of 96-99% Silicon Dioxide that it is found in micro-crystal form in the Mountains Of Elouda. It is only found there under layers of sediment material made from the ancient remains of marine life. Under parallel layers of the water stone that is usually completely white or light grey in colour, we excavate and then treat the known abrasive material, the whetstone.


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NATURAL PRODUCT


Non metallic mineral constituted of 96-99% Silicon Dioxide (SiO2).
Layers range in thickness from 2 to 15 centimeters.

 

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Sharpening Stone Big Size


The only original, ancient, Minoan sharpening stone originated from Crete.

100% natural sharpening stone

Best finishing sharpening whetstone, 6000-8000 grit

Easy to use with oil or water

17cm x 7cm x 2.5cm - 720gr



Sharpening Stone Small Size


The only original, ancient, Minoan sharpening stone originated from Crete.

100% natural sharpening stone

Best finishing sharpening whetstone, 6000-8000 grit

Easy to use with oil or water

10cm x 4cm x 1.5cm - 150gr






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