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Repair imperfections and restore the razor sharp edge to your top quality stainless steel knives in two steps with this combination waterstone whetstone. Soak your waterstone for 10-15 minutes then it is ready to smooth and sharpen your hardened stainless steel knives. For the novice sharpener, use the included guides to ensure the correct angle and follow instructions carefully. Designed and constructed in Japan this whetstone comes with a lifetime guarantee.
- 8000/1000 grit combination
- Soak for 10 – 15 minutes before use
- Sharpen at 10 – 15 degree angle on both sides of blade
- Angle guides
- Two sided stone, medium/rough
- Plastic base
|Capacity: ||11 knife pockets|
|Features: ||8000/1000 grit combination|
Has rough and medium side
Soak for 10 – 15 minutes before use
Sharpen at 10 – 15 degree angle on both sides of blade
Angle guides included
|Colour: ||Yellow / White|
|Cleaning/Care: ||Rinse and dry knives when done|
|Made in: ||Japan|
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With this combination stone, I can my knife edges sharper than they were out of the factory
The #1000 grit side is used to return a dull blade edge to sharpness. At this point, it's perfectly fine to start using the knife.
What you paid for in buying this stone though, is the #8000 grit "finishing" side, which adds a whole new level of experience in knife sharpness.
This side of the stone will polish the cutting edge into a mirror finish and enhance the sharpness of the blade. With this combination stone I was able to make my Global Sai knives sharper than they came out of the factory. Now with just the weight of the knife and pulling to slice, my chef and vegetable knives glide through most fruit, veges and meat in one stroke.
A word of warning for the unfamiliar, at #8000 grit, don't expect to feel the typical burring you get from sharpening on a coarser grit. I use my eyes to determine when the blade edges are polished evenly enough.
The stones will get marked as your blades get sharpened on them, which I think is good as this tells you the stones are working on your blades. As a best practice, one should always be cleaning and re-flattening the whetstones after each knife is sharpened.
Which leads me to deducting 1/2 a star. After working on several knives for practice and cleaning/flattening, I've found that the #1000 grit surface wears down MUCH faster than the #8000 grit. Once it wears out, you'll have to get yourself another #1000 or medium grit stone, #8000 grit is much too fine grit to restore a dull edge in a realistic amount of time.
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Razor sharp finish!
Love this stone. Got my knives sharp enough to shave my arm hairs quickly and easily. No problem here with the rubber feet falling off, and the box has a groove on top to place the stone in so the lid never gets in the way at all. Great product - highly recommended
Global Combination Water Whetstone 8000/1000 Grit
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