The use of honing oil when sharpening blades is essential, as it prevents wear and aids in removing metal particles, improving the efficiency and quality of the sharpening process. Whether you are new to blade smiting or a seasoned professional, honing oil should always use when sharpening tools and knives to extend your tools’ life. As the oil lubricates the grinding wheel, it also helps reduce the heat generated from friction during grinding. The honing oil stabilizes a blade’s temperature during honing, protecting it from damage caused by extreme temperatures. Additionally, it slows down clogging, meaning you can substantially cut grind time without sacrificing results.