Knife Making Blacksmiting

Knife Making and Blacksmithing

Knife making and Blacksmithing are made easier with quality abrasives. These industries often use one of the following popular sizes of belts (1 x 30, 2 x 42 & 2 x 72).   We stock nearly every variety of grain & flexibility from 36 to 2000 grit in these sizes.  Most of these orders are shipped from stock – place your order by 4:30 PM EST and your order will ship the same day! 

New Starter Kits!  Great assortment for Knife Making and Knife Sharpening!

Starter Kit 1X30 belts

We now offer “Starter Kits” to help you determine which grade or flexibility works best for your application. Test kits are priced as if you were buying full box quantities of each item.

Click on the size below to order.

New Knife making Items in stock:

The following new items are available from stock, but they are not available on the website yet. Until we can get them added to the website, please call us to order.  (800.729.5702)

  • 1 x 72 Flexible belts  (New stock item, call for details.  800-729-5702)
  • 1 x 72 Scalloped Edge – Great for handles. The scalloped edge helps prevent gouging!  (New stock item, call for details.  800-729-5702)

Firestorm Ceramic Belts

CA/Y Firestorm Ceramic Plus 2 x 72 (10/box)

For aggressive grinding and blade smithing, users are enjoying great results with our newest generation Firestorm Ceramic Belts (grits 36 to 120). For knife stock removal, ceramic belts are the most productive. While all brands of ceramic provide self-sharpening characteristics & high stock removal rates, they are NOT all created equal! Our Firestorm belts feature the latest grain technology. Their unique micro-crystalline grain structure provides for “thousands” of new cutting points throughout the life of the product, enhancing the cut rate and overall life. They don’t require as much pressure and many customers have reported 30-40% longer life. Many of our customers prefer these belts over Blaze® or Cubitron® products.

NEW !!   When you need ceramic in grits finer than 120, we now offer a soft J-Flex Blue Ceramic belt.  Available grits: 80-220 – (180 & 220 are available from stock: 1 x 30 & 2 x 72)

When you need grits finer than 220, we offer a variety of aluminum oxide products. (See details below)


Zirconia Alumina Narrow Cloth Belts

ZA/Y Zirc Plus 2 x 72 (10/box)

Zirconia Alumina, Y-wt. 100% Poly, 24-120 grit: This is the “Original” Green Belt. Today it is still the top performing Zirc belt on the market. Featuring a durable polyester backing, and top sized grinding aid that helps reduce work piece temperatures. Heavy pressure helps to properly break down the grains and keep these belts sharp. Great for all your hardest to grind metals, and even excels on aluminum, due to the grinding aid which helps prevent loading. Designed for dry use, but can be used wet.

Aluminum Oxide Narrow Cloth Belts

AO/X AO Standard and AO/J Plus 2 x 72 (10/Box)

Aluminum Oxide (A/O) works great on steel, wood or composite materials. Our Green J-Flex A/O (our most popular AO J-wt. belt) is stocked from 80-400 grit, the 100% cotton backing is ideal for customers who like to tear their belts. Our Brown J-Flex A/O (our most flexible material), is stocked from 80-800 grit.
Finally, create an incredibly smooth cutting edge with our 1200 & 2000 grit Blue Film belts.



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