Which sharpening stone?

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With which sharpening stone do I start?

When sharpening knives it is important to start with a stone with the correct grain size. With which grain size you should start, depends on the state of the blade that is being sharpened. The video below shows with a few easy tests and explanations how to select the stone with which to start sharpening.

Do you prefer a quick overview? Check out our infographic that describes each of the steps with pictures and info!


Skerper Basic combi waterstone grain 180 / 600, SH001
19.95
Naniwa Combination Stone, CS-510/430, grit: 1000/3000
28.95
Shapton Glass Stone HR grit 6000 fine 2.45 micron sharpening stone, 50503
71.85 61.05