SharpEdge Sharpening Stone - #400
#400 grit whetstone is used for coarse sharpening of damaged knives (eg, broken tip, chips or nicks in the blade), or for totally blunt blades if your knives (god forbid) haven't been sharpened in ages. 😊 It can also be used as a general stone for knives made of softer steels (for those cheaper supermarket knives, as well as for some German knives of HRC hardness below 57).
Due to years of experience with sharpening knives, we decided to introduce our own line of sharpening stones under our brand SharpEdge. These stones are suitable for beginners and intermediate sharpeners who need a reliable and affordable sharpening stone. There are better performing stones (less wear over time) in the market, but we find our stones offer a great price/performance ratio for those who are relatively new to knife sharpening. More experienced sharpeners will appreciate our collection of whetstones from Japanese manufacturer Naniwa.
The advantage of sharpening with a whetstone is that by using correct techniques we can achieve a remarkable sharpness of the blade, but it is necessary to learn the correct technique.
This whetstone does not include a non-slip base stand. If you dont have one, we recommend getting yourself a Stone Holder which will keep your stones from moving around. It will get on your nerves when the stone moves around your countertop during sharpening. And it's not the safest too. Wet kitchen towel can also work to put underneath the stone, but it will not keep your stone entirely fixed (and you'll end up with dirty kitchen towels).
Dimensions: 180 × 60 × 27mm