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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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Norton India Alundum 8 inch NTIB8 Price : $50.00 Dimensions: 1" x 2" x 8". Grit: Fine Coarse. The long lasting India alundum formulation cuts a littl Add to Wishlist
Norton Pike Crystolon 8 inch NTJB8 Price : $50.00 Dimensions: 1" x 2" x 8". A premium benchstone of industrial quality, precision lapped and pre-oiled Add to Wishlist
Norton Professional Tri Hone NT200 Price : $220.00 Sharpening System. Includes three 8" sharpening stones, (1) fine India, (1) medium Crystolon and (1) Add to Wishlist
Norton Red Head File and Sharpener NT930 Price : $50.00 Measures 14 3/4" overall. 10" x 1 1/4" x 3/4" Crystolon sharpening surface features fine and coarse Add to Wishlist
Norton Tri Hone Sharp System NT313 Price : $440.00 Professional Sharpening System. Includes three rotating India oil stones (Fine, Medium and Coarse gr Add to Wishlist
Norton Waterstone Combination 1000/4000 Grit NT450 Price : $140.00 Combination 1000/4000 Grit. 8" x 3" x 1" Benchstone. Uses water as a lubricant and flushing agent. E Add to Wishlist
Norton Waterstone Combination 220/1000 Grit NT335 Price : $100.00 Combination 220/1000 Grit. 8" x 3" x 1" Benchstone. Uses water as a lubricant and flushing agent. Ea Add to Wishlist
Norton Waterstone Combination 4000/8000 Grit NT336 Price : $200.00 Combination 4000/8000 Grit. 8" x 3" x 1" Benchstone. Uses water as a lubricant and flushing agent. E Add to Wishlist