302M/F/UF Benchstone

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The 302M/F/UF Benchstone is a sharpening stone suitable for freehand sharpening knives and many other edged tools. The 302 Benchstone comes in three grits: Medium, Fine and Ultra Fine.

Appearance in catalogs

The 302M/F Benchstone appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 1986 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 1990 Spyderco Product Guide

The 302M/F and UF Benchstones appeared in the following catalogs:

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History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

302M Benchstone Medium

"Made from ultra-hard alumina ceramic material, Spyderco's medium-grit benchstone is used like a traditional sharpening stone, but does not require oil or water. Its broad, flat surface is ideal for sharpening woodworking tools and all types of knives and can be easily cleaned with household cleanser, a scouring pad, and water.

This 2"x8" stone comes in a dark blue polymer case with non-skid rubber feet.

Made in USA."[1]


302F Benchstone Fine

"Made from ultra-hard alumina ceramic material, Spyderco's fine-grit benchstone is used like a traditional sharpening stone, but does not require oil or water. Its broad, flat surface is ideal for sharpening woodworking tools and all types of knives and can be easily cleaned with household cleanser, a scouring pad, and water.

This 2"x8" stone comes in a light blue polymer case with non-skid rubber feet.

Made in USA."[2]


302UF Benchstone Ultra Fine

"Made from ultra-hard alumina ceramic material, Spyderco's fine-grit benchstone is used like a traditional sharpening stone, but does not require oil or water. Its broadMade from ultra-hard alumina ceramic material, Spyderco's ultra-fine-grit benchstone is used like a traditional sharpening stone, but does not require oil or water. Its broad, flat surface is ideal for putting a high-performance finished edge on woodworking tools and all types of knives and can be easily cleaned with household cleanser, a scouring pad, and water.

This 2"x8" stone comes in a black polymer case with non-skid rubber feet.

Made in USA."[3]

Variations

SKU From/To MSRP Note
302M 1986 - $72.00 (2021)
302F 1986 - $72.00 (2021)
302UF 1993 - $92.00 (2021)

Most collectible variation

Any early production 302M/F/UF Benchstone in good condition with all of its parts and accessories and original packaging, would be considered a collectible.

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References

  1. The 302M Benchstone Medium in Spyderco's online catalog
  2. The 302F Benchstone Fine in Spyderco's online catalog
  3. The 302UF Benchstone Fine in Spyderco's online catalog

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The 302M Benchstone Medium.
The 302F Benchstone Fine
The 302UF Benchstone Ultra Fine

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