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Sharpening Instructions

1 - SOAK THE WHETSTONE IN WATER ONLY

A  few minute soak in water is all that is needed to prepare the sharpening stone.  You will see bubbles coming out when you first immerse it.  This is the water filling the pores and replacing the air.  After soaking, place the stone in its non-slip base on a smooth surface at counter height. Start with 1000 grit side facing up in the base. Keep water nearby to moisten the stone.  IMPORTANT: USE WATER ONLY (NOT OIL)

2- SHARPEN THE KNIFE

Included with the stone are instructions on how to use the angle guide to find the correct knife bevel angle, and how to hold the knife at the correct angle while smoothly running it over the stone. Start with the 1000 grit then progress to the 6000 grit to polish.  Online videos are also available to learn more tips and tricks. 

Sharpening Video

3- TEST THE SHARPNESS

Once you have sharpened a few knives, you will develop a feel for the angle and technique. You will want to test the sharpness to see how your skills are progressing.  Here is a great video to help you evaluate the sharpness of your knife.

Sharpness Testing Video

Lock Picking Resources

MIT LOCK PICK GUIDE

Check out this detailed look at lock picking by an MIT student back in the late 1980's.  This must have been a senior project.

MIT Lock Guide

THE ART OF LOCK PICKING

Here is a great resource for instruction on many types of locks.

Acadamy

LOCKSPORT

BBC look into the world of locksport.  

Locksport BBC

Testimonials

 These sharpening stones are made of very good quality, and I used them to sharpen a couple of dull kitchen knives, and was able to get them razor sharp. The stones need to be wet to work on the metal properly. Highly recommended! 

Navi S.

I am a mechanic and know quality tools.  The stainless steel picks are a lot better tools than the plastic handled tools I have worked with in the past.  The lock picks are definitely high quality.

Jordan B.

Bought the cheese board for niece for her wedding.  She loved it and I got a great hug and kiss.  Totally worth it!

Anne P.