Use water for lubrication no oil, smell or mess and can hone ALL hard materials: carbide, steel, the grits are denoted by a dual coloured circle which is set into one end.
Black: Extra Coarse Grade 220, 60 micron
Blue: Coarse Grade 325, 45 micron
Red: Fine Grade 600, 25 micron
Green: Extra Fine Grade 1200, 9 micron
The Blue side is suitable for general carpentry tools, tinsnips, side cutters, wood bits, garden tools etc