The NanoHone ceramic sharpening stones are part of an advanced system. NanoHone is perfect for home and pro chefs. Created by Harrelson Stanley, these products are designed with precision and efficiency in mind. Only needing a splash of water, the ceramic abrasives and range of grits deliver proficiency and a sharpness that is unparalleled. We highly recommend using the stone on the NanoHone Stage. The stones aluminum backing plate have receiving holes that accept posts on the stage. This means secure non-slip functionality. We recommended to use in conjunction with the Naohone Ponds and Lapping Plates.