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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
(469 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
(115 reviews)
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 Naniwa Combination Stone, CS-510/430

Japanese water stone with two sharpening sides
Grit: 1000/3000
Dimensions: 17.5x5.5x2.5 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 23.00
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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
(286 reviews)
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 Naniwa Specialty Stone, SP-491

High quality Japanese water stone
Grit: 12000
Dimensions: 21.0x7.0x1.0 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 55.85
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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
(246 reviews)
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 Naniwa Specialty Stone, SP-490

High quality Japanese water stone
Grit: 10000
Dimensions: 21.0x7.0x1.0 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 51.90
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 Naniwa Combination Stone, CS-101/510

Japanese water stone with two sharpening sides
Grit: 120/1000
Dimensions: 17.5x5.5x2.5 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 19.00
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 Naniwa Specialty Stone, SP-410

High quality Japanese water stone
Grit: 1000
Dimensions: 21.0x7.0x1.0 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 27.10
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 Naniwa Super Stone 2000 / 5000 grit combi

Resin bound water stone. 2000 / 5000 grit combi. Full size and excellent quality.

£ 62.50 £ 50.00
(96 reviews)
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 Naniwa Dressing Stone, A-206

Cleaning block for water stones
Grit: 600
Dimensions: 6.5x4.7x3.2 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 13.45
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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
(11 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 1000 sharpening stone without stand

Magnesia bonded water stone 1000 grit

£ 45.50 £ 36.40
(17 reviews)
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 Coticule Standard  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.

£ 109.00
(11 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera round sharpening stone grit 320

Naniwa large round sharpening stone grit 320. Suitable for long knives because of the stone’s round shape and large surface.

£ 86.90
(5 reviews)
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 Wusthof ceramic wet stone

Wusthof ceramic wet stone.

£ 36.00
(28 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
(36 reviews)
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 Naniwa Professional Stone, P304

Highest quality Japanese water stone
Grit: 400
Dimensions: 21.0x7.0x2.0 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 31.95
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 Naniwa Super Stone 800 / 5000 grit combi

Resin bound water stone. 800 / 5000 grit combi. Full size and excellent quality.

£ 59.00 £ 47.20
(40 reviews)
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 Naniwa sharpening stone grit 46

Naniwa Japanese sharpening stone with an extreme coarse grit. Suitable for sharpening very dull knives. Price advantage because of direct import!

£ 15.50
(5 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 2000 sharpening stone without stand

Magnesia bonded water stone 2000 grit

£ 52.00 £ 41.60
(5 reviews)
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 Naniwa Professional Stone, P390

Highest quality Japanese water stone
Grit: 10000
Dimensions: 21.0x7.0x2.0 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 119.75
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 DMT DuoSharp plus Bench Stone, two-sided sharpening stone, WM8EF-WB

Double diamond sharpening stone with base. Grain size: fine and extra fine.

£ 84.45
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 Naniwa Professional Stone, P330

Highest quality Japanese water stone
Grit: 3000
Dimensions: 21.0x7.0x2.0 cm
Own import so very inexpensive!

£ 54.30
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