There is no shortage of sharpening stones on the market but finding good quality at an affordable price is somehow still difficult. The most commonly available axe pucks aren’t great. Most field or pockets stones aren’t great. Many coarse stones leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, Baryonyx Knife Co. has branched into the sharpening business and they are taking it very seriously.
Their growing line of premium sharpeners is excellent. I’ve tried their Artic Fox Field Stone and Sportsman’s Puck. Both cut quickly and leave a surprisingly polished edge. They both hold water well too which is nice considering my previous puck needed to be soaked for at least 30 minutes before using it which isn’t exactly convenient for quick touch ups.
The line includes several general purpose stones and a couple of specialized ones like the Artic Fox Scythe Stone. It may have been designed for scythes but don’t let that scare you away from a useful stone. People have been using stones of that shape to sharpen machetes, lawn mower blades, and other longer edges for years.
I highly recommend that you check out the Baryonyx Knife Co. line of Premium Sharpeners.