Where to find tiny sharpening stone for survival knife

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by cowhorse01, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. cowhorse01


    Nov 24, 2006
    Im trying to locate where to go to purchase the very small sharpening stone that fits in the leather pocket on the sheath of old survival knife, for example the Camillus pilot knife fixed blade or the old explorer survival knives. I do not know the dimensions. Can anyone direct me ??
    Thank You
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I would suggest you look at some of the sellers of sharpening materials after you get dimensions. You may even find something in your local hardware store that fits.
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  3. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Is appearance important, or do you just want something that will work? If the latter, just get an EZE-LAP Stone and Hone and trim the plastic tab to fit your pouch. If the former, take 22-Rimfire’s advice.
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  4. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    DMT makes some small ones that might fit.
  5. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Knifecenter sells replacements for those. Go to their site and search for “Ontario 499 sharpening stone”.
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  6. Feca10ne

    Feca10ne Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2020
  7. Motega

    Motega Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    NOTHING, and I mean nothing beats the "Redi-Edge"- in a pinch it'll scrape some meat off the blade with the creamic "V" and has both a bunch of other options like fish hook sharpener, coarse side, drilled hole for lanyard or whatever, finger slot, some have a stropping rod/serration rod.. I wouldn't run a high end blade through it, but it will put a shaving sharp yet toothy edge on just about anything. The coarse side is OK for better stuff, but I think you could literally sharpen a piece of scrap metal with this thing. My favorite version is about 1.5" X 1/2". Ceramic "V" can be flipped and turned for 4 rounds of use before replacing for $8. They average about $25 which seems like a lot for this tiny gizmo but it's a lifesaver if you need it.
  8. rileybassman1

    rileybassman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    Falkniven DC3
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  9. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    A rock and mineral shop with a diamond saw can cut stones to order. The price is determined by the number of square inches cut. You must furnish the stone as well as the final dimensions.
  10. SOLEIL

    SOLEIL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    I just bought 2 new Ontario 499's. Knife center has a good deal on them now. I have no use for the stones, PM me and I will gladly send them out to you.
  11. drail


    Feb 23, 2008
    Soleil, I LOVE your avatar photo....... That cut down EZE lap paddle is a great idea and will be lighter, last longer, and be easier to use than the original stone. I used a USAF pilot's knife for many years and the supplied stone was awful to use on a big blade.
  12. lonestar1979


    Mar 2, 2014
    Norton has pocket version of sil carbide stone in fine grit,its its pr good and inexpensive,dmt has those mini keychain stones in 3,4 grits,theyre pretty good too.
  13. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 25, 2019
    Explorer wilderness https://imgur.com/a/nlDEh0O

    My stone I bought for my explorer wilderness came from ace . That was back in the early 80s and was their brand. It measures 3 inches by 1 inch by 3/8 inches if that helps
  14. Thought of the same stone, when seeing this thread the other day.

    I have a couple of them from ACE, in SiC (silicon carbide), purchased maybe ~ 4 years ago. They measure 3" x 7/8" x 3/8". Pretty good little stones. In SiC, they'll be darker in color, essentially black, as compared to a similar-sized stone in aluminum oxide, which are generally grayer.

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