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  • Double-sided water stone for sharpening kitchen knives, made in Japan
  • Coarse 250 grit side for removing knicks, fine 1000 grit for finishing
  • Water stone is preferred method for sharpening as it provides absolute control
  • Japanese whetstones provide a finer edge
  • Unique bonding process during manufacturing
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Kotobuki King 250+1000/K-80 Combo + Japanese King Knife Sharpener Whetstone Grit 6000 HT-43/S-45 + Steelex D1091  Sharpening Stone Holder
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Product Description

Double sided water stone. Coarse 250 grit for removing knicks and fine 1000 grit for finishing. Proper maintenance of a knife is very important. A sharp, well honed edge is essential for a clean cut. There are a number of ways to sharpen a knife, but water stones are the preferred method, because the user has absolute control during the sharpening process. Japanese whetstones in particular are said to produce a finer edge than North American stones due to the unique bonding process of the stone during the manufacturing process.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00200L90I
  • Item model number: 440-908
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,501 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

Good stone still getting the hang of it.
cruz marroquin
Leather strop with compound You only really need the 250, 1000, and 3000 (or 4000) grit stones with the strop.
kylemag
That gets my knives razor sharp, and the edge holds for a while.
Modern Paleo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Adam Butac on July 24, 2013
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I heard King stones were great for the price and I absolutely agree.
This is my first whetstone and I couldn't be happier. A stone of a higher quality (and price) would have been wasted on me so this Kotobuki King Combo stone was perfect for me.

The #250 grit is just coarse enough to cut and reshape a blade without having to work extra hard when switching to the higher grit. I was able to remove deep nicks in my cheapo kitchen knifes. It took about 45 minutes to reshape and sharpen 4 large stainless kitchen knifes.

The #1000 grit is fine enough to give you an excellent edge. Though not fine enough to shave with, it will exceed your average culinary expectations! If you're obsessed with having your knifes as sharp as possible like I am, a higher grit stone is definitely necessary. I recommend looking at stropping once you exceed 3000-6000 grit as whetstones get very expensive the higher the grit as well as the skill required to use them effectively.

This stone is best used with minimal water. Let it soak for 15-25 minutes before use and only drip water from your fingers when the "slurry" gets too dry. Try to avoid washing away the slurry (ex. don't sharpen with this stone under running water) for best results. Place this stone on a folded paper towel and go to town!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By kylemag on January 15, 2012
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 (If needed). This works well and makes it easier to work with.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By kchercmech on July 9, 2011
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I haven't used the 250 grit side, just the 1000 grit side. My kitchen knives are extremely sharp. This thing puts a great edge on a blade, as long as the blade steel is strong enough to hold it.

I used this on my neighbors knives, but she bought crappy Walmart knives, with cheap Chinese steel. They simply will not hold the edge. If you have good to great knives, this will be a perfect sharpener.

As a whetstone, it must remain wet or you will wreck it. Try turning your faucet on with a slight trickle. Sharpen under trickle for best wear. Just the weight of my knives cut clean through a tomato.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Modern Paleo on April 5, 2013
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I have used a lot of sharpening tools in the past - mainly the commercial ones that are "idiot proof" but I could never really get the kind of edge I wanted on my knives. Seeing that I spent a fair bit of money on my kitchen knives, I wanted to spend the extra time and effort it takes to really care for them. That being said, this stone is not a beginner's tool. It will help you sharpen your knives extremely well, but only if you take great care to do it properly. There are a ton of Youtube videos and instructions out there to learn from though, so it's not difficult to figure out. The 250 grit side is about the most coarse I would go, and it removes a lot of material. This is where you can really mess up your knife if you're not careful. The 1000 grit side is a great next step, but it isn't a finishing grit. You'll either need to step up to a finer grit stone or move over to a strop with the appropriate compounds. I use a 6 step sharpening technique: 250 -> 1000 -> strop with black compound -> green compound -> white compound -> smooth side. That gets my knives razor sharp, and the edge holds for a while.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jim on April 24, 2011
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What can I say, I prefer water to oil. This stone is large enough for nice long strokes, sturdy enough to not be fragile and the price is right. This is a nice stone and all that I need for my pocket and hunting knives. I have already used it to sharpen my EDC pocket knife and my 14" bush knife. Worked great! The 1000 grit side gives a really sharp edge. I can't see the need for anything finer. Heck, I even used it yesterday to sharpen the blade in my box cutter because I am out of blades. Shipping was quick, I'm happy.
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