- Sharpening stone - 200x80x30 mm
- Anti-slip base with overflow basin
- Dressing/levelling stone to flatten the sharpening stone
- Sharpening guide to keep a constant 15-degree sharpening angle
- Water balloon to keep the stone wet during sharpening.
A sharpening stone or a whetstone is a perfect choice for people who want to have full control over the sharpening process. Manual knife sharpening on a sharpening stone is the traditional way that has been used for centuries, or even millennia, and has proven itself. Sharpening on whetstones can even be relaxing - a good way to get one's mind off the daily routines.
In our webshop, you will find a wide spectrum of grits.
Grit below 300 - Repair of the cutting edge, chip removal, re-profiling
300 to 600 grit - Pre-sharpening, evening out the blade after coarse sharpening
600 to 1000 grit - Sharpening
Grit above 1000 - Finishing and refining the cutting edge
How to use TAIDEA water stones:
Before use, the stones should be soaked in water for about 15 minutes. The stone is properly soaked if after pouring water onto it, it does not soak it up immediately and the water stays on the stone's surface.
Start with the lowest grit needed.
Sharpen the knife on one side until you create a burr on the cutting edge and the scratch marks are even.
Flip the knife over and do the same on the other side. When you have once again created a burr along the cutting edge, you can move up to a finer grit stone.
Keep the sharpening angle as constant as possible. Use a sharpening guide if needed.
Use the entire surface of the stone to avoid uneven wear on the sharpening surface.
Now and then pour water on the stone. The stone must be kept wet during the whole process.
From time to time, check the wear on your sharpening stone by placing a straight object onto the stone and see if there are any gaps between the object and the stone. If there are, then it is recommended to flatten the whetstone with a flattening stone or a flattening tool. This will help you get good, constant sharpening results.