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Micro Fine Honing Compound, 6 oz.

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Get a sharp, polished edge faster using Micro Fine Honing Compound! Apply to your leather, felt or cloth buffing wheel before honing a blade for an incredibly sharp, polished edge in no time. Ideal for honing a variety of knives or the blades of woodworking tools to a micro fine razor-sharp cutting edge. The micro fine particles in this compound will not damage the tool or change the bevel with normal use.


  • Apply to your leather, felt, or cloth buffing wheel
  • Sharpens and polishes blades with little effort
  • Won't damage your tool or change the bevel with normal use
  • Used extensively for buffing tools, die parts, plug gage punches, and to remove "metal fuzz" following grinding operations
  • Won't disturb the essential dimensions of the work piece
  • Made with green chromium oxide powder
(1) 6-Oz. Micro Fine Honing Compound Bar
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 6 Oz - 12668
Weight 0.4000
4.7 / 5.0
34 Reviews
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Works quite well for the final stropping or polishing of a chisel or plane blade. The down side is the build up on the leather strop of metal and compound.
June 20, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Polishes and sharpens great
Seems like a good product. A good stropping adds a shiny razor sharp finish to my blades.
December 25, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good stuff
Got my handplanes really Sharp
August 30, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best compound ever!
July 24, 2019
12 months ago
Worth every penny
This is the first time I've used the polishing compound with a strop and my chisels have never been sharper. It's ready to use and looks like it will last me years. Worth every penny.
May 16, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Micro fine honing compound
Works great,easy to apply.
February 23, 2019
1 year ago
It seems to put a nice polished edge on my cutting tool and seems to apply well to the leather strop
November 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great strop compound
I use this on my strop for my whittling/carving tools. Works great and allows me to easily maintain a hair shaving level of sharpness.
October 17, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
My opinion about Rockler’s sharpening compound.
It is really good compound, I use it a lot and like it very much!!! And also I strongly recommend it to use always during your sharpening process!
August 19, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works Great
First time using a strop and this compound. After watching a few Youtube videos I cut up an old belt and glued it to a wood block. Rubbed the compound on the belt and after sharpening a few knives I ran it over my strop. The honing compound sharpens the knife blade perfectly. Works like a charm!
July 13, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Melissa N on May 16, 2020
Just right for my carving knives.
Robert L on Jan 22, 2020
Melissa N on May 16, 2020
Needed some good compound
James C on Mar 6, 2020
Just right for my carving knives.
Robert L on Jan 22, 2020
Need to sharpen chisels, blades, etc.
Brock W on Jan 20, 2020
Need it
David H on Dec 16, 2019
i needed the item and your site offered the lowest price after checking 3 other sites.
john l on May 7, 2019
Trying for the first time on a leather strop to compare results from oil.
Cle on Apr 19, 2019
Helps with the sharpening and/or honing of my wood carving tools.
Arthur G on Jan 20, 2019
help keep my chisels sharp
Robert K on Aug 16, 2018
am doing a woodcut...was recommended.
Suzanne B on May 25, 2018
Paul on Mar 3, 2018
Received a strop and need compound
H on Dec 31, 2017
I need the sharpest edge possible on my carving knives, and the reviews from other carvers looked very good to me.
Neal M on Nov 27, 2017
CHRISTINE B on Nov 23, 2017
needed it to sharpen tools
Beverly M on Nov 21, 2017
To give a sharper shine to my chisels
Ben P on Aug 20, 2017
The product I wanted at a somewhat reasonable price, and shipping at a very reasonable cost.
Robert M on May 18, 2017
Needed it
Steven J on Apr 10, 2017
Does a good job finishing off your honed edges.
DadGran on Mar 16, 2017
When applied to a plywood disc on a grinding wheel it becomes a great inexpensive way to sharpen knives and tools.
Brian B on Mar 9, 2017
I saw Paul Sellers using this and want to try it out
Vuong L on Mar 4, 2017
Recommended by a friend
Valerie M on Feb 5, 2017
Good price and I needed it.
Diane K on Jan 24, 2017
Honing Chisels
Brendon B on Dec 28, 2016
William C on Dec 7, 2016
it works
Jonathan M on Nov 15, 2016
looks like a good fit. I collect Knives but never bought a knife for carving only. Figured the stone may be different from the ones I use. Plus the price looked good is there a special oil you would recommend. Bill Kellar
Bill K on Dec 6, 2015
its needed
Jeffrey F on Nov 27, 2015
With a leather strop it easily brings your tools to the coveted 'Scary Sharp'
Thomas H on Nov 13, 2015
Great description of item,
Gary O on Jun 14, 2015
improve my sharpening
ronald s on May 10, 2015
Needed some good compound
James C on Mar 6, 2020
Need to sharpen chisels, blades, etc.
Brock W on Jan 20, 2020
I know it says fine but I'd like to know the particle size. Does anyone know? Thanks in advance.
James S on May 15, 2020
The product I received is Formax's Micro-Fine Honing Compound. If you type this line into your search engine, "Consumer Alert: Chromium oxide bars, or not?" you will find highly detailed information about micron size and content posted by people who did some very thorough digging.
I use the compound on leather to strop and hone carving tools for woodblock printing. I'm pleased with the edges that I get with it.
Be well-Judy
Is this pure chromium oxide, or a mixture? How many micron are the particles?
John B on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi John, this is a mixture: Aluminum/Chromium oxide. The particles are 0.5 micron.
Is it made from animal fat?
nitin n on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not know.