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Fallkniven DC3 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone


Fallkniven DC3 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone


Brand: Fallkniven
  EAN 7340101501079
Weight: 46 g         25 reviews
The Fallkniven DC3 Diamond Ceramic Whetstone is a popular combination whetstone made for accurate knife sharpening in the field. Small and lightweight, the DC3 is ideal for keeping on you when travelling by foot. For a larger whetstone, take a look at the Fallkniven DC4 or Fallkniven DC521.

The DC3 features two different sharpening surfaces; one is a fine diamond whetstone of 25 micron, while the other is a fine ceramic whetstone, made of synthetic sapphires. If your knife is dull, it is recommended that you begin by using the diamond side, which will restore the wedge shape of the blade's edge. Following this, you can de-burr the edge lightly using the ceramic side, in order to get a razor-sharp edge.

The DC3 is a very low-maintenance tool in the sense that it can be used dry, without the need for any lubrication from oil or water. Every now and then, it is recommended that you simply clean the stone in warm, soapy water.

A major benefit of the DC3 is that, while the stone will become worn over time, the sharpening surfaces will remain flat, helping to aid efficient sharpening. The supremely strong surfaces can be used to sharpen any type of steel, including hard powder steels. At first, the sharpening surfaces may feel overly coarse, but this initial roughness will diminish after use.

After sharpening your knife, Woodlore recommend the use of Ice Bear Camellia Oil to protect the blade from rust and corrosion.

  • Dimensions: 77 x 27 mm
  • Weight: 38 g
  • Leather sheath included


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Fallkniven DC3 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone is rated 5/5 based on 25 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 25

  Nice whetstone, but in contrast to what is mentioned on the website, it does not fit in to the leather sheath.  

  M Bemelman
20th May, 2018

Rated: 2/5

Woodlore's Reply - 21st May, 2018
Good morning, thank you for your review. The fit to the leather sheath that the DC3 is supplied with is quite tight to start. Once the leather gives a little and the sharpener has been used a few times it will become easier to put in and take out of the supplied sheath.

  2 of 25

  I have a couple of these, principally as field use items for maintaining an edge away from home where I use water stones. A good pouch, and small size makes these perfect for this use, 'though it should be noted the diamond side is quite capable of removing metal quite quickly, my personal preference is to use the ceramic side (with water if available) to just keep the edge in top condition.  

  Simon J Lucas
8th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 25

  A fantastic and lightweight bit of kit.  

  Thomas M Bowen
8th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 25

  Very good quality product, great size for a pocket sharpener and with this I can get my knife very sharp. Great product.  

9th May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 25

  Does what it says on the tin! I have used it to sharpen a range of small blades.  

  Tony Delany
8th April, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 25

  Brilliant, easy to use, perfect for smaller pocket blades and very quick to sharpen with. Love the fact it sits in my pocket so unnoticeably! I can bring it with me anywhere.  

  Mehmet Salih
20th January, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 25

  Brilliant little sharpener for throwing in the pack. I had my opinel shave sharp within a few minutes. Highly recommended. Fast delivery and exceptional customer service from Woodlore, as always.  

  John Jacques
23rd December, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 25

  I ordered the DC3 to go with my new bushcraft knife as I had watched reviews of it online. The item is smaller than it looks online but that has actually turned out to be an advantage, as it is easier to store when carrying a lot of kit. I have used it once after my knife got a lot of punishment carving a spoon. The DC3 removed the burrs from my blade and had it sharp in less than 2 minutes. It arrived in no time at all and was packaged in a really smart Ray Mears leather sheath. Will definitely be using the site again. 5 stars.  

  Graham Sinclair
30th October, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 25

  Good little pocket whetstone, perfect for on-the-move sharpening. Takes a bit of working out major blade nicks, but for standard re-honing it's perfect.  

  Taran Jason Staveley
30th September, 2015

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 25

  Small, but effective. My first combined whetstone so it would be nice if the packaging mentioned which side is which.  

  Phill Rogers
7th September, 2015

Rated: 5/5

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