King Combination Water Stone 220/800
This King brand water stone is an excellent quality stone at a reasonable price. This stone has a coarse 220 grit side and a medium 800 grit side. The stone itself measures 7¼”x2½”x1″ and comes with a 1¼” plastic stand with rubberized feet and clear plastic cover.
Japanese Water Stones
As the popularity of Japanese knives increases in the U.S., so does the use of Japanese sharpeners. Water stones have been the preferred choice for sharpening Japanese tools for thousands of years. Through the latest technology, man-made stones such as these produce excellent edges without the risk of impurities or inconsistencies in the stone which would otherwise cause irregular edges. With just a few weeks of practice these stones will help you put a hair-shaving edge on your knife. Soak in water for 2-3 minutes before using. To maintain the flat shape of your stone we recommend purchasing a stone fixer.
Advantages: Can produce the best quality edge. Long-lasting with proper care.
Disadvantages: Expensive. Requires good technique and experience to master.