The new stone carriers feature a machined aluminum base and are topped with a solid cherry hardwood cap to maintain the classic KME look. Aside from being a much stronger overall design, the aluminum base resolves any issue of water or oil being absorbed into the wood. The new two piece design is much more consistent from piece to piece as well, and they’re very cool looking too! Effective Sept 2013, new model stone carriers are included with all KME knife sharpening kits. Upgrade your older, solid wood model if you like for only $19.95
NOTE: This stone carrier includes the threaded guide rod and lock nut.