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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 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 £ 13.95
(236 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 £ 8.40
(270 reviews)
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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
(467 reviews)
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 Naniwa Super Stone 3000 / 10000 grit combi

Resin bound water stone. 3000 / 10000 grit combi. Full size and excellent quality.

£ 72.00 £ 57.60
(120 reviews)
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 Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener

Compact sharpening stone with 5 sharpening phases, ideal when en route.

£ 28.60
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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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 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
(112 reviews)
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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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 Spyderco- BenchStone Ultra Fine

Spyderco- BenchStone Ultra Fine

£ 69.35 £ 59.65
(2 reviews)
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 Naniwa Chosera 3000 sharpening stone without stand

Magnesia bonded water stone 3000 grit

£ 67.90 £ 54.30
(15 reviews)
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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
(94 reviews)
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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 £ 34.00
(124 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
(9 reviews)
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 Naniwa flattening stone grain size 60

Naniwa flattening stone for flattening the surface of sharpening stones. Recommended for stones with grain size 120 – 1000.

£ 10.30
(26 reviews)
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 Naniwa flattening block grain size 220

Flattening block for flattening the surface of sharpening stones. Recommended for stones with grain size 1000 – 5000.

£ 41.50
(8 reviews)
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 Naniwa flattening block grain size 24

Flattening block for flattening the surface of sharpening stones. Recommended for stones with grain size 120 – 1000.

£ 33.95 £ 30.20
(9 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
(15 reviews)
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 Belgian Blue Whetstone  150 x 40 mm / 6" x 1,5"

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

£ 19.00 £ 14.25
(21 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
(48 reviews)
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 DMT Diamond sharpening stone, extra coarse, W6X

Sharpening stone with diamond sharpening surface. Grain size: extra coarse.

£ 52.30
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 Naniwa Combi Stone 120 / 1000

Full size Japanese sharpening stone, 120 / 1000 grit
Size: 21x6,5x3,5 cm (without foot, height of the foot: 1 cm)

£ 26.00 £ 20.80
(268 reviews)
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 Coticule Standard  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.

£ 59.00 £ 50.75
(15 reviews)
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 Spyderco- Bench Stone Fine

Spyderco- Bench Stone Fine

£ 49.55 £ 44.60
(2 reviews)
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