Japanese Water Stones
The Shun Combination Whetstone is ideal for homes as well as professional places (cafes, restaurants etc). First and the most important its feature is that having this whetstone, it sharpens a knife and hones the edges. Second feature –it is lightweight which means that it is easy to carry from one to another place (dimensions 3 -1/5 by 1-4/5 inches) – will be easy to store as it is compact. And the third its feature speaks for itself even in the name Combination – means that it is two-sided whetstone and has two kinds of ceramic grit, to be precise 300 and 1000. It is medium rough and needs to be wet when lubricated. Also it is simple to maintain – simple water will do. Very popular and is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by the consumers.
This water stone is also dual-sided and on the one side it is with 250-grit while on the other 1000-grit. The grits serve for different purposes. For example, the 250-grit coarse side is especially designed to remove knicks whereas the 1000-grit fine side serves as a polishing tool. This sharpener can be used when dealing not only with such knives as for fruits or sushi but also samurai swords can be sharpened with it. The size of the Kotobuki King isn’t big (8” by 2” by 1” inches) and, therefore, will save you a lot of space. This particular water stone has got 4.6 out of 5.0 stars. Having a water stone as a sharpener means controlling the process – this is the reason for them to be so popular.
This model of water stone is again dual-sided. One its side maintains and refines (4000-grit) and another side polishes the edges (8000-grit). The measurements are not very big, to be precise 1” by 8” by 3” inches. When not used, different knives and other cookery tools can be placed on it. Also when sharpening a knife, the plastic-hinged box (it comes in) can serve as a holder. 114 customers have reviewed Norton 24336 and rated it as 4.4 out of 5.0 stars.
This sharpening stone is of a beautiful grey color and also it is a combination whetstone. One side is with 1000-grit and another one 240-grit. This Professional sharpener can sharpen knives at the most extreme sharpness that is suitable for cutting fruits, sushi etc. Therefore, they are often chosen by chefs and other professionals. Even Samurai swords can be sharpened with Kai Japanese Professional Sharpener. Measurements are the following – 7” by2” by 11/2”. Customers rated it as 4.4 out of 5.0 stars.