Cretan Sharpening Stone

Or “Pyritolithos” (also known as whetstone) is a natural product very difficult in the excavation and its treatment and consequently expensive in his acquisition.

Product Origin

It is a natural , non metallic mining constituted at 96-99% from Dioxide of Silicon (SiO2) that it is found in micro-crystal form.

Final Product

The stones blocks of mining that weigh from 5 to 40 kilos each, are led to special cutters with diamond disks.

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 one only part of the world we find similar mining that brings the name Novaculite and has the same chemical composition.


About

The Official Naming Of The Product Is Sharpening Stone but it is known also as water stone or whetstone. It is a natural , non metallic mining constituted at 96-99% from Dioxide of Silicon (SiO2) that it is found in micro-crystal form in the Mountains Of Elouda. It is only met there with the form of layers of sediment material that is to say constituted from skeletons (basically marine) micro-organisms. From these parallel layers of the water stone that is usually from completely white up to open grey colour excavates and then produced the known abrasive material, the whetstone.


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NATURAL PRODUCT


Non metallic mining constituted at 96-99% from Dioxide of Silicon (SiO2).
Layers have thickness from 2 until 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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