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Maintaining and sharpening your knife is easiest to do with a whetstone. Of course, you can get your knives sharpened by a sharpening service, but it is much easier and more fun to buy whetstones. By sharpening your knife yourself you can keep it permanently sharp and it will be ready for use again in a few minutes. If you are looking to buy a whetstone, you will find all information here.
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Grains in a whetstone

A whetstone is a combination of sharpening grains and a binding agent in most cases. The only 100% natural product is Ardennes Coticules. The sharpening grains have cutting edges which enable them to sharpen. As soon as a sharpening stone is used, little particles of the sharpening grain break off, which generates a new cutting edge. Most whetstones for kitchen knives use aluminium dioxide as a sharpening medium. The higher the figure, the lower the grain. Stones with a coarse grain (up to grain 400) are used to shape the fold (the really cutting part of a knife) of a blunt knife. The fine finishing is then done with a stone with a smaller grain.

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 Eden Quality three-piece sharpening set

Three-piece sharpening set consisting of an Eden Quality Ceramic sharpening rod, an Eden Quality combi sharpening stone grain 240 / 800 and an Eden Quality combi sharpening stone grain 2000 / 5000.

£ 40.00
(460 reviews)
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 Eden Quality Combi Waterstone grain 240 / 800

High quality ceramic sharpening stone grain 240 / 800. Ideal for sharpening the blades on dull knives and maintaining sharp edges on all knives. Comes equipped with a rubber anti-slip foot.

£ 14.95
(269 reviews)
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 Belgian Blue Whetstone  200 x 60 mm / 8" x 2,5"

Natural polishing stone from the Belgian Ardennes. Use after sharpening to polish your knives sharp like a razor.

£ 39.00
(35 reviews)
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 Naniwa Combi Stone 1000 / 3000

Full size Japanese sharpening stone, 1000 / 3000 grit
Size: 21x6,5x3,5 cm (without foot, height of the foot: 1 cm)

£ 30.50
(847 reviews)
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 Naniwa Snow White water stone, #8000

Very high quality Japanese water stone, grain 8000. Large format. Direct import and therefore super cheap!

£ 84.90
(8 reviews)
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 Fallkniven Diamond Ceramic Whetstone DC4

Combination diamond/ceramic whetstone which contains a fine diamond stone (25 micron) and a ceramic stone made of synthetic sapphires. Dimensions: 32 x 100 mm

£ 16.95
(110 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 10000 (10k) sharpening stone

Magnesia bonded water stone 10000 grit.
Thick stone suitable for sharpening swords, rasor blades and finishing kitchen knives.

£ 172.90
(13 reviews)
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 Naniwa Nagura stone

Nagura stone for cleaning of all types water stones and for creating a slurry of loose grit which adds an extra polishing dimension while grinding with fine water stones.

£ 5.40
(140 reviews)
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 Wusthof ceramic wet stone

Wusthof ceramic wet stone.

£ 36.00
(28 reviews)
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 Spyderco Double Stuff

Probably the best pocket-sharpening stone available today.
Can be used on both sides, medium and fine.
Excellent results without water or oil !

£ 24.50
(47 reviews)
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 Eden Quality Combi Waterstone grain 2000 / 5000

High quality ceramic sharpening stone grain 2000 / 5000. Suitable for achieving razor-sharp knives. Comes equipped with a rubber anti-slip foot.

£ 18.35
(234 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 2000 sharpening stone

Magnesia bonded water stone 2000 grit
Fixed on plastic baseplate with non-skid rubber feet

£ 52.00
(58 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 3000 sharpening stone

Magnesia bonded water stone 3000 grit
Fixed on plastic baseplate with non-skid rubber feet

£ 67.90
(67 reviews)
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 Coticule Selected 150 x 50 mm / 6" x 2"

Natural polishing stone from the Belgian Ardennes. Use after sharpening to polish your knives sharp like a razor.

£ 79.00
(1 review)
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 Naniwa Super Stone 220 / 1000 grit combi

Resin bound water stone. 220 / 1000 grit combi. Full size and excellent quality.

£ 42.50
(123 reviews)
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 Belgian Blue Whetstone 150 x 60 mm / 6" x 2,5 "

Natural polishing stone from the Belgian Ardennes. Use after sharpening to polish your knives sharp like a razor.

£ 25.00
(14 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera round sharpening stone grit 3000

Naniwa large round sharpening stone grit 3000. Suitable for long knives because of the stone’s round shape and large surface.

£ 120.50
(3 reviews)
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 Spyderco- BenchStone Ultra Fine

Spyderco- BenchStone Ultra Fine

£ 69.35
(2 reviews)
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 Naniwa flattening stone grain size 220

Naniwa flattening stone for flattening the surface of sharpening stones. Recommended for stones with grain size 1000 - 5000

£ 10.30
(68 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 400 sharpening stone

Magnesia bonded water stone 400 grit
Fixed on plastic baseplate with non-skid rubber feet

£ 37.50
(116 reviews)
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 Naniwa Super Stone 12000 (12K), 20 mm on base

Resin bound water stone 12000 grit
Fixed on plastic baseplate with non-skid rubber feet

£ 73.90
(36 reviews)
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 Wicked Edge Super Fine Ceramic Stones Pack

Set of ceramic sharpening stones for the Wicked Edge sharpening system. Grit size 1.4 and 0.6 microns.

£ 98.85
(1 review)
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 Naniwa Chosera 5000 sharpening stone

Magnesia bonded water stone 5000 grit
Fixed on plastic baseplate with non-skid rubber feet

£ 84.90
(66 reviews)
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 Naniwa Super Stone 800, 20 mm on base

Resin bound water stone 800 grit
Fixed on plastic baseplate with non-skid rubber feet

£ 34.50
(23 reviews)
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