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You’ll need a whetstone and some lubricating oil. Notice the two different colors in the stone. The stone has a coarse side and a fine side. For honing, use the fine side. If you manage to chip a chisel, or otherwise damage it, and really need to remove some metal to make it right, start on the coarse side. Saturate the stone with oil. This prevents the metal filings, called swarf, from clogging up the stone.