This Universal Stone Holder which is one of our most popular accessories sold for our sharpening products. The rails are easily and quickly adjustable. The rubber feet allow for a very sturdy base and raise the stone up about 7/8” to allow for better knuckle clearance while sharpening. It will hold any stone between 5 ½” to 8 ½” long.
Hello random person out there I ve had this holder for about one or two months and its pretty descent. So mostlikely you are wondering: then why didnt you give it 5 stars. Here is the problem. First up the holder still slides around a bit, but i could prevent that by buying a plastic thingy (my english is terrible sry). And then the problem with rust. So after the first use i dried it of really well (but you can imagine between the screws there was still water). So the next morning i checked on everything because i was scared that my new stone cracked. And to my shock i saw that the base was rusting and that really strong (i know rust free steel is never really rust resistant because every steel rusts but come on after the first use). So now i spray the base with some WD40 after every use and it works great. In short: Its a good base if you spray it in with WD40 (or oil) aftr every use. I didnt so it started rusting away. The base holds the stone pretty good. So this isnt a turn away from the product i just made a mistake and thats my reason. But its a good base and if used correctly its really reliable.
While you can spend more on a stone holder i would personally question that decision having lived with this for the past 3 years. I place it on a thick plastic cutting board over my double sink. The rubber feet never slip. I can pressure up on the stone and it stays put. Great for holding my strops too. Easy to set up. Very well made. Keep it dry to prevent rusting. A real bargain in my opinion.
Posted By: Brian M (GopherBroke) - verified customer
I've had one of these for several months now, and it's well worth the price!I not only used it for all of my Japanese water stones, but I also use it to hold my balsa strops while using them. It used to be a PiTA to strop, as the strops would slide all over the counter top.
Very serviceable, though the adjustment nuts never spin smoothly on the threaded rod. No complaints once I get a stone into it. It's wide enough for synthetics and most naturals I can afford. Though a little more expensive, I much prefer the Suehiro single-rod ones over these for ease of adjustment and stability, especially for wide stones like the Meara.
Holds the stones well and gives good traction on the counter top. Only complaint is to make sure it is completely dry before storing. The treading on mine started to rust after the first use. After noticing this, I take extra care in cleaning it.
Half dozen of these on the market. This is the third one I've bought and they are all ever so slightly different. This is on parr without the others. Missing the fifth star for the rubber smell. Doesnt bother me but others should be warned.