In today’s post, we are very pleased to review the top 3 knife sharpening stones of this year 2014. There are different sharpening systems available out there in the marketplaces, but the most affordable one is the sharpening stone.
A sharpening stone is a stone used specifically to sharpen blades knives. In this review, we will go through 3 stones well rated that we highly recommend you if you are looking to buy one.
Chef’s Choice Edgecraft Diamond Sharpening Stone
The Edgecraft Stone is one of the best sharpening stones in the market. It is equipped with 100% diamond crystals which are the best abrasive components for sharpening and also for honing a knife. This sharpening system does not need any oil or lubricating liquid to do its job. It can sharpen lots of types of knife blades including tungsten carbide knives, ceramic knives, steel and stainless steel blades. The product has following dimensions 6 x 2x 4 inches, and net weight of 1 pound. Finally, the Edgecraft stone is well rated in Amazon with 4.4 out of 5 stars, reviewed by 16 customers.
Wusthof 8″ Fine Whetstone Knife Sharpener
The Wusthof FineWhetsone sharpener is a knife sharpening stone with 2 sides for sharpening and for polishing knife blades. It can be used, upon your preference, with oil or water. It is composed by ceramic materials which provide a very good resistance again usage. The usage is a bit special comparing to the other sharpening stones. You need to submerge it in water for about 10 minutes before starting to sharpen your knife. During the sharpening process, you need to apply water from time to time as the stone will release minuscule particles which, in combination with the water you apply, will sharpen your blade. Once you have sharpened the 2 sides of your knife, turn the Wusthof stone over and repeat the process in order to polish your knife.
The stone has 6 x 2 x 1 inches as dimensions, with net weight of 0.2 ounces.
Norton 24336 Japanese-Style Combination Waterstone 4000/8000 Grit
The Norton Wtaerstone 4000/8000 Grit is one of the world’s most popular knife sharpening stones. It is 2-side stone that performs both sharpening and polishing. It is a synthetic water stone designed to be softer than oil stones. Its 4000 grit in one face is used for maintaining and refining a cutting edge while its 8000 grit on the other face is used for polishing cutting edges.
Grading abrasive material with consistent particle size is used to design this knife sharpening stone. The water is used as lubricant to develop a thin paste of abrasive which in combination with water liquid, removes metal with less pressure than an oilstone requires.
This stone is so called “Japanese-style” because mainly it is conform to Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) like most of the watersones. The tool’s dimensions are 8.5 x 3.2 x 1.2 inches with 1.8 pounds as weight.
Finally, as this moment of writing, it is getting 4.4 out of 5 stars in Amazon rating, with a total of 118 reviews.