Wood Is Good claims this is the best abrasive powder available:
"Various abrasive powders in various grit sizes, as well as stick abrasives such as red and white rouges, were tested. The
properties of interest were: fineness of polish, speed, long-lasting ability and neatness of use. The results were carfully compared under a microscope and by actual carving. Aluminum Oxide best fitted all of these properties."
At Shelter Institute, we have found these statements to be true. Aluminum Oxide is a powerful honing abrasive. And, as the directions clearly state, a little bit goes a long way! This one ounce container (approximately 1.5" in Diameterx2.25" Tall) will last a "long, long time."
This powder was developed to be used with another Wood Is Good product Leather Strop.