Dual-sided whetstone with 2 types of ceramic grit--300 grit and 1000 grit
Sharpens knives and then hones the edges to a smooth finish
Works best when wet down for both lubrication and cleaning
Easily stores in a kitchen drawer when not in use; comes gift boxed
Measures 6 by 3-1/5 by 1-4/5 inches
The dual-sided 300 grit over 1000 grit of the Shun Combination Whetstone allows for sharpening knives and then honing the edges to a smooth finish. A rough to medium grit, this stone works best when wet down for both lubrication and cleaning. It comes gift boxed, so it makes a great gift for any kitchen enthusiast or butcher. The stone easily stores in a kitchen drawer when not in use.
From the Manufacturer
Shun Classic Cutlery
Why Buy Shun Classic:
Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.
Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.
NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years.
Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees.
Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain.
Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing.
D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use.
Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles.
Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens.
Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing.
Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer.
Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty.
VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.
16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side.
PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions.
Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have had two of these so far and they are awesome for sharpening up my kitchen knives. Not everybody in my household takes very good care of our kitchen knives so the edges are always getting messed up. My goal isn't to achieve a mirror like perfect edge. This stone is a 300/1000 which is enough for me to grind out the nicks from people tossing my knives in the dishwasher with the silverware, then to put a quite keen edge on them for effortlessly slicing vegetables and other groceries.
I don't really have the time or inclination to polish my kitchen knives up with a 6000 grit stone until I can see myself in it. If I did, it'd hurt my feelings even more when I would see one of my household members screwing up the edge again. Once every month or two, I just get it wet with tap water and clean up all the knives. Works great. If I have to replace mine, I'm going to buy the exact same stone again.
This whetstone works really well with all the kitchen knives I have at home, even my old cheap knives that have never been sharpen before. At first I thought it might be too small, but it turns out just fine and it helps me utilize the entire whetstone surface. The 1000 grit work just fine for average home cooking.
Got this for my husband after he had spoken with a Kershaw rep and was told they use this to sharpen their knives. Does a great job and my knives have never been sharper!
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