NOTE: This listing is to purchase one hone only. We are showing a few examples in the photos so that you can see examples of the various stone coloring, figuring and surface conditions.
Offered here are rare and celebrated Water of Ayr sharpening stones, a piece of history from the original workshop on the Dalmore estate in rural Stair, Scotland. In widespread use since the late 1700s if not before, the Water of Ayr (WOA) provides an exceptionally precise finish with a grain size ranging from 9000 to 11,000. This charcoal-gray to black stone, resembling a black Escher, is traditionally used for razors and scalpels. It offers a silky soft feel during honing and is ideal for razor sharpening.