The Acacia Wood Difference- Why We Choose Acacia

Comparison of an Acacia wood Whetstone Sharpening base and a moldy bamboo whetstone sharpening base

What makes the Acacia wood we use for our Whetstone Sharpening Base, and Sharpening Sink Bridge so special? Here are 5 reasons why we use Acacia wood, and why you should never settle for less!

It’s Strong

Acacia is a naturally growing hardwood that grows all over the world. It is extremely strong, making it resistant to cracks, and warping. Also, hardwood is proven to be better for keeping knives sharp than plastic and metal.  Don’t sacrifice the durability that Acacia offers for a cheaper alternative like plastic or bamboo.

It’s Naturally Water-Resistant

Acacia wood is naturally water-resistant, so it won’t warp like other softer woods, such as bamboo. The naturally occurring oils in hardwoods like Acacia keep water out, making them last longer and hold their shape better. This means one sink bridge or sharpening base from Sha-Pu Acacia will last a lifetime!


It’s Naturally Anti-Bacterial

Acacia wood’s naturally occurring oils also serve another purpose: killing bacteria. This is great because it means that Acacia will not mold, even when exposed to water.  This keeps your knives and whetstones bacteria free, which in turn helps keep them from growing mold. No one wants to sharpen knives they use to cut food with a moldy sharpening base or sink bridge!

It’s Beautiful

There are over 1,300 of different varieties of Acacia grown around the world. Each piece has unique grains and colors, meaning that no two pieces are alike! The varying colors and patterns look great without sacrificing performance.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Acacia wood is found plentifully, and is not on any endangered species list. It grows plentifully around the world and is more easily renewable than other traditional hardwood choices.

These are the reasons we use Acacia. Keep these in mind when selecting a sharpening base or a sink bridge.  There is no matching Acacia quality!

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