Double-Sided sharpening stone with double grains 240 and 800.
The ideal whetstone to bring back to life your dull knives.
This whetstone is truly functional and effective thanks to its 2 in 1 design. It can be used for both Japanese and Western types of kitchen knives. Let us add that it comes with a black silicone stand that serves to hold the stone and thus guarantee a safe and stable usage. The frequency in which you should use this whetstone depends on the conditions of your knives.
For when you have a dull knife that has lost all its sharpness, this side is perfect to restore the blade's edge. Thanks to the highly abrasive grains present in the surface, this side is ideal to clean and remove all the imperfections and small dents that are sometimes formed on the blade due to usage. This is the grit to use for the initial sharpening of blunt knives before passing to less abrasive grains.
This side with medium grains can be used for multiple purposes. First, it serves to refine the cutting edge that was initially sharpened with a coarser grit. Moreover, this grit is ideal for the regular maintenance of blades with a low level of hardness (less than 55 HRC). Finally, it could also be used as the starting point for the sharpening of hard blades (such as carbon steel blades) that will step by step go up to fine grains 3000, 8000...
First, the whestone needs to be soaked in water 15 minutes before usage. Next, you need to place the blade's edge against the stone's surface leaving a space equivalent to a coin in between the blade's body and the stone. Then, you start doing sway movements across the whetstone's surface applying just a light pressure. Don't forget that to get complete results, you need to do this on both sides of the blade. Dimensions : (L) 18 x (W) 6 x (H) 3cm.