Smith’s specially formulated Honing
Solution is nonpetroleum based and
features built-in stone cleaning agents
and rust/corrosion inhibitors. It is
excellent for lubricating your Arkansas
or Diamond Stone when sharpening.
Never use an Arkansas Stone without
some kind of lubricant, or you will clog
the pores and cause it not to sharpen
properly. Diamond Stones can be
used dry, but we recommend that you
use a lubricant for better performance.