Designed specifically for sharpening profiled tools such as carving chisels and woodturning gouges, this range of abrasive slips covers every profile you are ever likely to encounter. By using a slip stone that matches the profile of the tool being sharpened, it is less likely that the edge will lose its original shape over time.
The India stones are man made from aluminium oxide particles held in a hard bonding compound. These do not cut as agressively as other types of sharpening stone, but will impart a fine, uniform finish to the edge of the tool. The medium grit India stone is used for establishing a sharp edge and the fine India stone for further sharpening. By using a hard translucent Arkansas stone to finish, a very sharp edge will become a razor sharp edge.