Dimensions: 10.47" x 2.95" x 1.49" / 26.6 x 7.5 x 3.8 cm
The Nano Hone stone stage is designed to work exclusively with Nano Hone sharpening stone plates. These plates are sold separately and come with the same glue that is used to mount the Nano Hone stones so that you can reinforce your other stones and use them with this stone holder. Adding the aluminum backing plate to your existing stones will also help them to resist breakage which may occur especially when the stones get thinner.
This stone stage is intended to work while wet. The gasket surrounding the metal posts create a seal in the socket of the backing plate and the water helps facilitate and solidify that seal. If you notice any wobbling at all, simply splash some more water on it and push down again to establish the seal. This is the most stable sharpening base I have ever used. At roughly 2kg in weight, all but the most heavy-handed sharpeners should notice zero movement during use and the stones, once locked into place, have zero play.
Nano Hone was founded by Harrelson Stanley, the founder of Shapton USA. With 40 years of experience flattening whetstones, they are redefining modern sharpening and lapping, and introducing innovations in diamond technology to existing tools and methods.