For sharpening and honing both single-bevel and double-bevel blades, the Shun Combination 300/1000 Grit Whetstone offers both coarse and medium-fine grits for the maintenance of all your fine cutlery. The stone is best used wet for lubrication, and it is recommended you soak the stone for about 5 minutes before using. First use the coarse 300 grit side at the necessary angle to sharpen the edge, then hone the edge to razor-sharp keenness with the medium-fine 1000 side. If desired, the blade can be further refined with a finer grit, but most find themselves quite satisfied with the sharpness of the blade with proper use of just this whetstone.
This whetstone is an excellent choice for keeping a blade well-maintained. Use once a month for knives that you use frequently, while once every 3 to 6 months should suffice for knives that see less action. The Shun Combination 300/1000 Grit Whetstone includes a plastic tray to prevent slipping during use, and comes packaged in an attractive gift box.
Shun has produced high quality cutlery, accessories and sharpeners for over one hundred years in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Combination 300/1000 Grit Whetstone carries a limited lifetime warranty.