Originally Posted by hardwaregrrl
And when you guys are talking about taking a "stone" to the nicks, are you reffering to a wet stone? Can I use the one for my knives??
Yes as long as it is flat. A stone will take off the high spots and not damage the surrounding area if used carefully. Sand paper will take off the high spot, but also material from the surrounding area if it is backed by a resilient material, such as your hand, or even a block of wood.