After testing dozens of combo whetstones since the start of Burrfection channel, Ryky can name 2-3 combo whetstones that are worth buying, and the KDS is on the top of that list. This is the perfect stone combo for new or occasional freehand sharpeners. Return unused within 30 days for a full refund, no questions asked (terms apply). Made from abrasive particles suspended in a bonding compound. This is the perfect stone combo for new or occasional freehand sharpeners. Unlike other synthetic sharpening stones which consist of a single abrading agent, these Japanese water stones consist of aluminium oxide, carbide and nitride particles fused together. The resultant stone is soft but sharpens very quickly. Put a mirror polish on the back and bevel of the blade using the 6000 side. It does take practice with larger chef knives. When soaking, immerse the #1000 side face down in water just deep enough to cover the #1000 side. The King KDS #1000/6000 is one of the few combo whetstones that Ryky truly enjoys using. Just used it to sharpen my Yoshihiro Gyuto and it worker well. I have finally found the best stone in the UK. Stone Type: Soaking (#1000) / Splash (#6000). Burrfection Store sources professionally designed sharpening products, and knives from top Japanese craftsmen. I’ve used better ones, but still for this price it’s a good choice. This item: King KDS 1000/6000 Combination Grit Whetstone, New Style for Sharpening Harder Steels $47.62 POWERTEC 71013 Sharpening Stone Holder, 5-1/2-Inch to 9-Inch $18.29 King Japanese Nagura Stone #8000 $7.00 Customers who viewed this item also viewed This #1000/#6000 grit combination waterstone (whetstone) will restore a dull edge to a sharp one using the 1000 grit side. This blend is then mixed with a clay like bonder and baked at high temperatures to form the sharpening stone. This gives the user a constant supply of fresh cutting surfaces with which to grind, sharpen and hone their tools. Free UK and International delivery for orders above £70 (UK) or £200 or €/$ equivalent (Rest of the world). Love them to bits. Pre-soak the #1000 grit side for 15 minutes before use, and apply water on surface during sharpening when needed. When soaking, immerse the #1000 side face down in water just deep enough to cover the #1000 side. Do not leave in water. King KW-65 1000/6000 Japanese Sharpening Stone. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these methods to ensure even wear of the whetstone’s surface. As the supply of the premium quality natural stone has become depleted and almost exhausted, man made sharpening stones have have become more popular. A brilliant stone! If the stone’s performance is slowing down, or seems to be diminishing, you can clean using a rust eraser, nagura stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate. The King KDS #1000/6000 is one of the few combo whetstones that Ryky truly enjoys using. This is one of the most respectable sharpening stone manufacturer based in Matsunaga, Osaka in Japan. But for this price it’s ok. All knives made in Japan by top Japanese knife makers. Learn how your comment data is processed. Ideal for working blades that are dull and are not damaged. Your email address will not be published. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp. Pre-soak the #1000 grit side for 15 minutes before use, and apply water on surface during sharpening when needed. King stones have earned a worldwide reputation. After testing dozens of combo whetstones since the start of Burrfection channel, Ryky can name 2-3 combo whetstones that are worth buying, and the KDS is on the top of that list. I first used those while on my apprenticeship in Japan. It is not just for those who are beginning their hand sharpening journey, but for advanced users, who simply want a good quality budget combo whetstone. Put a mirror polish on the back and bevel of the blade using the 6000 side. YES! It took a while to arrive, but despite that it’s a superb stone. King KDS #1000/6000 Combination Whetstone. This sharpening stone features an average grit sharpening surface on one side, and a fine grit finishing surface on the flip side. I have several other whetstones but this is my favorite. The #6000 grit side requires no soaking. Ideal for working blades that are dull and are not damaged. King Gold G-1 (Inc. Nagura) #8000 Japanese Sharpening Stone, Sanjo Diawood x Japana – Japanese Kitchen Scissors, Wall Mounted Magnetic Wood Knife Rack – Copper, Aomori Hiba Kitchen Cutting Board – Wasabi x Japana, Nambu Tekki Cast Iron Teapot – Makoto Koizumi, Guide to Buying your First Japanese Knife, Restore a dull edge to a sharp one and put a mirror polish on the back and bevel, An excellent, cost effective way of owning a range of grits, Made up of abrasive particles held together in a soft bonding compound, Consists of aluminium oxide, carbide and nitride particles fused together, Soft bonding clay releases the abrasives very easily when the stone is soaked. This whetstone is ok. It’s a bit hard to use. Affordable and unbeatable. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. With the introduction of new technologies, it was possible to create synthetic sharpening stones with specific grit sizes using a mixture of abrasive compounds suspended in a soft bonding material. The two different grit sizes in one double sided stone make combination waterstones an excellent, cost effective way of owning a range of grits. The stone covers two consecutive stages in the sharpening process. Made by King Whetstone, distributed by Matsunaga Stone, Osaka. This #1000/#6000 grit combination waterstone (whetstone) will restore a dull edge to a sharp one using the 1000 grit side. Man has been sharpening edge tools with stones for thousands of years. Quite good whetstone. Great thing to have around the kitchen. This King whetstone is a must if you are serious about sharpening and getting the good edges. The soft bonding clay allows the abrasive particles to release very easily when the stone is soaked in water. The #6000 grit side requires no soaking. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. © 2020 Japana Limited. You are literally getting the Deluxe 1000 and the S1 6000, thinned out and sandwiched together.