|“||A whetsone [sic] used to sharpen blades.
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. 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|
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]
- 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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