Arkansas stones are natural stones from quarries in the US state of Arkansas. Its grinding mineral Novaculite is very hard bonded and very dense. Due to these characteristics the Arkansas natural stone has a low wear and tear and a good stock removal. Low-viscosity oil or petroleum is used for grinding with the Arkansas stone which is why it is also called Arkansas oil stone. Arkansas stones are suitable for fine grinding and polishing of the blades of knives and tools.

The Arkansas stone is also used in tool and die making as well as in engraving and precision mechanics workshops, in surgery and in woodworking shops.

Our Arkansas stones are available in various shapes and sizes. We cut the Arkansas stones from the raw material (in form of boulders), so that the production of different sizes is possible. In addition to bench stones, you can also obtain files and shaped stones, e.g. for sculptors – also in a practical sculptor set.


Are you looking for the right Arkansas stones for your application or do you have individual questions about grinding? Contact us now by phone, e-mail or contact form – we will be pleased to help you!

We analyse your grinding tools – free of charge!

At your request, we examine your existing grinding tools free of charge using three different measuring methods: modulus of elasticity (Young’s modulus), Zeiss-Mackensen method and HZ-Rockwell. With the results of the analysis, we are able to make statements about the suitability of the grinding tools for your grinding process and optimize their composition.