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The birth of the sharpening stone industry in the United States dates back to 1823 in a small New Hampshire village, when a farmer discovered that stones in his pasture were ideal for sharpening scythes and axes. This excellent deposit of mica schist became the foundation of the Pike Company the first supplier of commercially available natural sharpening stones in North America.



Using the nearby Connecticut River for transportation, the Pike Company was able to distribute the ever-growing product of its quarries to a broad regional, national and eventually world market. As time went on, the company expanded its original product offering to include over twenty varieties of natural stone, including the Arkansas line. Quarried from the novaculite deposits near Hot Springs, AR, stones soon replaced the mica schist as the quality standard in premium natural sharpening stones. They remain so today no other stone can match their fine performance characteristics.



As Norton Abrasives developed its position in synthetic abrasives, Pike Company complemented its natural stones with aluminum oxide and silicon carbide bonded abrasives. This strengthened its position in that portion of the market requiring fast-cutting, heavy stock removing sharpening stones.



During this period, the Pike Company consolidated its operations in Littleton, New Hampshire. In 1932, after years of close association, Norton Company purchased the Pike Company, but headquarters of the newly formed Norton Pike Company remain nestled in the White Mountains.



Today, Norton Pike manufactures well over 6,400 products and continues to serve world markets with the broadest line of natural and synthetic sharpening stones available. For over 175 years Norton Pike has been satisfying sportsman, farmers, mechanics, woodworkers, and culinary experts with products designed for all their sharpening needs.

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3-in-1 Sharpening Kit IM100 NO85356
Price : $141.52
The Norton IM100 3-in-1 Tool and Knife Sharpening Systems are designed for small straight-edged tool
Crystolon Bench JB6 -Coarse/Fine NO85450
Price : $45.10
Coarse and fine grit sharp-cutting silicon carbide abrasive surfaces for general sharpening (to mode
Crystolon Bench Stone JB8 - Coarse/Fine NO85455
Price : $51.15
Coarse and fine grit Crystolon abrasive surfaces produce strong, keen, long-lasting edges on quality
Diamond Benchstone - 600 Grit NO90634
Price : $69.91
Diamonds are the hardest known sharpening material. Typical Applications: Initial sharpening procedu
Emery Cloth MetalSand - Fine Grit NO47805
Price : $13.64
For removing rust, paint and scale from metal surfaces. Also used for light deburring and cleaning.
India Combo Bench Stone IB8 Coarse/Fine NO85565
Price : $47.74
Coarse and fine grit aluminum oxide abrasive surfaces produce strong, keen, long-lasting edges on qu
India Combo Benchstone IB6 - Coarse/Fine NO85560
Price : $44.33
Coarse and fine grit aluminum oxide abrasive surfaces produce strong, keen, long-lasting edges on qu
Microfiber Cloths Reuseable - 3 pk
Price : $23.87
Micro-fiber is a single fiber with a thickness less than a human hair that has been split 16 times a
Oilstone Sharpening System IM313-CIH NO54212
Price : $381.70
Considered by many to be the ultimate sharpening systems, IM313 Multi-Oilstone systems contain three
Sharpening System IM313 - 3 Oilstones NO85960
Price : $346.50
Considered by many to be the ultimate sharpening systems, IM313 Multi-Oilstone systems contain three
Stone Roll Kit General Purpose - 35 Pc NO86841
Price : $716.10
Thirty-five (35) stones in a variety of abrasives, grits, shapes and sizes. Housed in a durable viny
Waterstone 1000 Grit - 8" x 3" x 1" NO89506
Price : $98.89
Produce superior edges for planes and straight chisels. Dimensions: 8" x 3" x 1"
Waterstone 220 Grit - 8" x 3" x 1" NO89505
Price : $64.79
Waterstones are synthetic stones designed to be softer than oil stones. These softer grade stones ar
Waterstone 4000 Grit - 8" x 3" x 1" NO89507
Price : $131.29
Waterstones are synthetic stones designed to be softer than oil stones. These softer grade stones ar
Waterstone 8000 Grit - 8" x 3" x 1" NO89508
Price : $177.32
Waterstones are synthetic stones designed to be softer than oil stones. These softer grade stones ar
Waterstone Set of 4 - 8" x 3" x 1" NO24334
Price : $417.73
Waterstones are synthetic stones designed to be softer than oil stones. These softer grade stones ar
Woodworker's Stone Roll Kit - 27 Pc NO54521
Price : $889.90
Offering a sharpening solution to any profile of gouge, chisel and spindle moulder knife, this compr