Serving Customers for 135 Years

From our humble beginnings as a small Arkansas stone company to our current position as the market leader in the knife and scissor sharpening category, Smith's has become the fastest growing, full line supplier of great sharpening products. Our simple goal is to provide consumers with the best edge for whatever task they are performing, while also providing outrageously good customer service.

In the 1880s

James A. Smith began acquiring land around Hot Springs, Arkansas and selling Arkansas whetstone. The sharpening stone business grew over many years and across successive generations of the Smith family. During this time, Smith’s further refined their products, selling under their own brand and manufacturing for leading cutlery brands.

Over the last 25 years,

Smith’s has become the leader in developing innovative consumer sharpening products using alternate materials such as carbide, ceramic, and diamond, in addition to natural stone.