A whetsone [sic] used to sharpen blades.
In-game description

The whetstone, or sharpening stone, is a tool used to sharpen bladed tools.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The whetstone weighs 0.10 kilograms and can be found in containers and buildings likely to contain tools. It is always found in 100% condition. It generally spawns in industrial or sporting-type locations, (e.g., Quonset Gas Station or Trapper's Homestead).

Use[edit | edit source]

The whetstone is used in the bladed tool maintenance gameplay mechanic to restore the condition of the hunting knife and hatchet. It is not a permanent solution, and, at some point, hand-made alternatives--that is, an improvised knife and an improvised hatchet--will be needed.[1] Each use degrades the whetstone 5% (20 max uses), but restores less than that amount in the target tool.

 Sharpening[edit | edit source]

As of version 0.393, the Sharpening skill, which is only visible when maintaining a bladed tool and not listed in the player's journal, starts at 30 points. The skill points increase by 1 for each time the blade is sharpened. Skill progression bonuses are detailed below:

Sharpening Skill Tool Condition Improvement Time to Sharpen Chance of Success
30 3% 12 minutes 100%
35 4% 12 minutes 100%
40 4% 11 minutes 100%
50 4% 10 minutes 100%
60 4% 9 minutes 100%
67 5% 9 minutes 100%
70 5% 8 minutes 100%
81 5% 7 minutes 100%
90 5% 6 minutes 100%
100 5% 5 minutes 100%

Game history[edit | edit source]

The whetstone was introduced on 16 December 2015 in version 0.298 also known as the Timberwolf Mountain update.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hinterland Games, 2015, The Long Dark — December Update (v.298), “Timberwolf Mountain”, viewed 16 December 2015 <http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-sandbox-update-to-tm/>
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