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Combination Waterstone, 8" x 2" x 1" 250/1000

by King

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  • Use water rather than oil for sharpening.
  • Japanese water stones are softer than Western styles.
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Technical Details
Part Number 300/IBK-80
Item Weight1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions8.3 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
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Item Package Quantity1
  
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ASINB001DT2ZVE
Best Sellers Rank #55,679 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJune 22, 2008
  
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Product Description

Unlike Western man-made stones, water rather than oil is used on Japanese stones to prevent the surface from being clogged with metal particles. We offer two classes of stone: coarse and finishing. The coarse stones are 250, 800, 1000, and 1200 grit. The 250 and 800 grit are faster cutting and used for repairing nicked edges or reshaping a bevel. The 1000 or 1200 grit stones are used for the first stage of the actual sharpening. Japanese water stones are softer than Western styles causing a fresh, sharp surface to be continually exposed to the tool edge.

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My knives had gotten very dull but I was able to put a very nice edge on them.
Suzanne E. Ferrol
Leather strop with compound You only really need the 250, 1000, and 3000 (or 4000) grit stones with the strop.
kylemag
Sure, you can do it without it, but I have found that using one just makes it easier to get good results.
Robert Mccandliss

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By kylemag on January 15, 2012
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These King Stones are legitimate Japanese Water Stones made in, you guessed it, Japan. They are extremely versitile and are the highest quality stones I have used. However, there are a few more good companies out there. Water stones are true to the craft of knife honing and sharpening and is a useful skill to teach yourself. I highly recommend watching virtuovice (YouTube Name) on YouTube for excellent tutorials on how to sharpen with stones.

The lower grit stones like the 250 and 400 are great for taking out chips in the blades or reprofiling the edge to fit your needs or preferences. As a camper who beats on knifes and axes, I really need this benefit to take out those chips and these stones do so beautifully.

A good stone grit to breach the gab between the lower grits and the finishing stone is the 1000 grit. This will help smooth out the edge and give it some great sharpness. It also makes finishing the edge with a 3000 or 4000 grit stone an easier and less time-consuming step in the process. Finally, you should use a leather strop with a green and black compound to really get a good edge.

Bottom Line and Reccommending Sharpening System:

1.) 250/1000 grit King Water Stone
2.) 3000 or 4000 grit King Stone
3.) Leather strop with compound

You only really need the 250, 1000, and 3000 (or 4000) grit stones with the strop. I have seen the strop put a better edge than 8000 grit stones. Keep in mind a strop is only 30 bucks or so, and you could almost spend $100 on an 8000 grit stone. This reccommended sytem will make a butter knife scary sharp if you wanted it too. However, the stones are expensive and will loose shape over time depending on how much you use them. But the time you use them will definitely yield better results than a spyderco Sharpmaker (I have one). I also reccommend some sort of a stone holder like the Steelex Sharpening Stone Holder. This works well and makes it easier to work with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angel on May 1, 2014
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I first ordered a King 47506 1000/6000 Combination Grit Waterstone, which if you have knives that are sharp, but need a little find tuning, then that works great. But if you have knives that are just basically dull, you are going to need a smaller grit, there's just no way around that.

I had some knives that were so dull they wouldn't even slice bread. I spent about ten minutes sharpening two knives, starting with the 250 side, then polishing with the 1000 side. They are now so sharp my wife is now afraid to go near them.
Great stone, great price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fattyeggroll on December 12, 2013
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If you use knives a lot, whether it is for cooking or just utility, using a waterstone is the BEST way of keeping your blades sharp! When I was learning, I actually watched different techniques on YouTube. It does take some practice to get it down but once you do... well... my blades are just as sharp as they were when I bought them! ESPECIALLY my kitchen knives!

This stone is not for finishing. The 250 grit is pretty course and I tend to use it for reshaping jacked knives into a convex edge. I then follow it up with the 1000 and then polish with a 6000.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Gaulden on March 20, 2014
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The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is lack of any directions in the box, you have to watch Youtube videos to learn how to use it. From watching those videos, I expected to see more dark residue while sharpening and I see very little, however, the stone does a fantastic job of getting the blades sharp. I believe I still need a higher grit stone for the final pass, maybe a 4000 or 5000 to really polish the steel and fine tune the edge.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K.C. on May 6, 2013
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My friend recommended me that 1000 Grit waterstone from the same manufacturer,
but I bought the 250/1000 instead because my knives were very dull. I used the 250
to smooth out the rough spots and used the 1000 to sharpen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alma Atkinson on January 30, 2013
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seems to be very good quality stone. I will use it often. I like the two sided model. that way I do not have to have multiple stones to keep track of.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex on January 5, 2012
The stone is a good length. As others have said it's a thin stone... only about 2 inches wide, but that was plenty to sharpen my traditional kbar... and my other knives. Why make it wider than it needs to be? The only thing that could be better about this stone was if it were square and had four different grits instead of 2. The stone gets my knives sharp enough to easily cut through paper... but you probably want a truly fine grit stone along with this one to get it that little bit sharper... silly-dangerous sharp.

I bought mine from this page. They shipped as expected. It was new in box. The box was pretty beaten... but its a stone... youre not going to keep the box anyways?
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This is the first waterstone I've ever used and I was able to reshape a blade with this. That's not normally something you would do without a sharpening wheel. It took awhile but it did the job very well and I was surprised at how little of the stone I used in that time. I thought I would wear through the stone fast on that job because I heard water stones erode much quicker. That's probably true but I'm happy to report it looks like it will be around for many, many, many more uses. I bought this stone, as well as an 800/4000 grit stone so that I had a wide range of grits for sharpening pocket/kitchen knives.
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