Double-sided sharpening stone with grains 1000 and 6000.
A must-have for sharpening the blades of your kitchen knives.
This sharpening stone is highly effective thanks to its 2-in-1 design. It can be used to sharpen and hone Japanese knives as well as Western type knives. It is also important to mention that this whestone comes with a black silicone stand that guarantees a stable and safe usage of the stone. How frequently you'll have to use the stone will depend entirely on the quality of your knives and the frequency at which you use them.
It is recommended for a regular usage to maintain the your blades sharp without letting them become dull or blunt. Using this grit in a regular basis prevents you from having to use a coarser grit with more abrasive grains, which would remove more material from the blade's edge. If you would have only one sharpening stone in your kitchen, it would have to be one with this grit.
This part of the whetstone is perfect to finish giving your blade a truly razor sharp edge. Because the grains are ultra fine, they are ideal to refine and polish the edge of the blade thus enhancing its cutting capacity. This grit can also be used as an intermediate stage when honing an ultra rigid blade that can withstand sharpening with ultra fine grains such as 12000.
To use this sharpening stone, you need to soak it in water for about 15 minutes before each usage. Next, place your blade at an angle as if you want to leave just enough space for coin between the steel of the blade and the surface of the stone. Then, make back and forth mouvements applying a slight pressure on the blade. You need to do this on both sides of the blade to get excellent results. Finally, to test the new sharp edge of your blade, simply slice a sheet of paper with it. Dimensions of the stone: 18 x 6 x 3 centimeters.