A sharpening stone, water stone or whetstone sharpener is utilized to file and hone the edges and blades of tools and other implements. At the top of the list will include scissors, razors and of course, knives. “Whetstone” is a compound word formed with “whet”, which means to sharpen a blade.
The stones are typically classified or graded according to grit size of the stone particles. The grits are expressed in numbers which signifies the particle density.
As a rule of thumb:
High number = High density = Small particles = Fine finish
Low number = Low density = Big particles = Coarse finish
Shun DM0600 Combination Whetstone is a sharpening stone made in Japan. It is a double-sided knife sharper that comes with a smooth and rough side. This whetstone can switch from very fine to very super fine by simply flipping it over. Both surfaces work together in maintaining your knives’ exceptional performance.
- Combination Whetstone 1000 grit over 6000 grit
- Durable rubberized base for stability in use and to prevent from slipping for safety and precision control
- Instruction included
- Encased in a gift box
Japanese Whetstones vs. Harder Stones
The softer Japanese stones do have some upper hand over their harder counterparts:
- They don’t become covered with the material they’re honing
- They can be lubricated more effectively with water (not oil, which actually damages it)
- The worn material, water and stone – working together – sharpens and polishes
Still having doubts? Let these happy Shun DM0600 Combination Whetstone customers sway you otherwise:
The super-fine 6000 grit is perfect for putting a mirror-like finish on your Japanese style knife. The resulting finish is smooth enough to let sticky items like tomato slices pull cleanly away. The 1000 grit is a typical finish grit in many sharpening kits.
- Michael A. D.
Short of sending my knives off to Shun for sharpening, this is a great way to keep a near razor sharp edge on my Shun Ken Onion knives.
- Keith E.
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