King Two Sided Sharpening Stone with Base - #1000 & #6000
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- Made in Japan
- Combination Grit 1000 & 6000
- Dimensions of Stone: 7.25 x 2.5 x 1.0 inches
- Plastic Stand Included
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This item: King Two Sided Sharpening Stone with Base - #1000 & #6000
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|Sold By||EBISU&CO.||Mozzie King||Starlight.Ltd||UJC Mart Japan|
|Dimensions||0.98 inches x 7.28 inches x 2.48 inches||1.5 inches x 7.5 inches x 3 inches||2.48 inches x 7.28 inches x 0.98 inches||0.98 inches x 7.28 inches x 2.48 inches|
|Item Package Weight||1.65 pounds||1.4 pounds||1.95 pounds||1.65 pounds|
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HOWEVER, this combo is not good for an extremely dull edge or for a blade that needs to be re-profiled. It is possible to slowly re-profile with the 1000 grit, but for me it was an arduous and ultimately wasteful task. I ended up buying a 400/800 grit Norton tool sharpening stone from Home Depot for the knife I had to re-profile.
In conclusion, I am extremely satisfied with this combo King Stone, it does what it's supposed to do. I sharpen my knives at 15 degrees a side on 1000 then 6000, then I strop carefully with a paddle-backed leather strop and stropping compound from Bark River (not on Amazon). This results in crazy sharp knives.
The next step is Chosera stones, they are much more expensive, but I hear they are the cats pajamas :)
NOTE: I was not careful with the 6000 grit side at first and used too steep an angle, the knife actually bit into the 6000 grit and took off a small shallow chunk, the stone is still working great though.
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. 6000 and 8000 grit stones are not needed at all in my opinion. 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.Read more ›
What can I say this, stone is a classic and provides a good level of performance while still being affordable for most consumers. I have personally come to use the Shapton 1000 glass in conjunction with a King 6000 stone and if you want higher quality I would recommend doing that but this is a really good all around stone that will prove perfectly adequate for most users.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product need better pakeging, came chip on both corner,decide to keep it still usable condition. Try to sharpen knifes works good. Gives 2 stars because of chips on cornersPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The whetstone is quality made / fairly priced / wider and longer than others / I am new to using a whetstone and it something that takes patience and practice in order for you to... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Michael Richwalski
Just tried a coupe of knifes on it. Its big enough to actually save time and the stone is very soft feeling giving the metal a really nice finish. Read morePublished 3 days ago by floridaman