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How to Use a Diamond Sharpening Stone

Every craftsman worth his or her salt employs the use of a sharpening stone to keep his or her tools perfectly honed. While there is an abundance of natural stones out in the world for a craftsman to use, many employ the use of diamond

Shapton Pro Sharpening Stone Series Reviewed

The Shapton Sharpening Stone Professional Series consist of some of the very best sharpening stones available. Originating in Nabatame, Tochigi Province, Japan, the company has been around since the middle of the 20th century. With over 50 years in the game they are widely considered

Japanese NANIWA Combination Waterstone, 1000 / 3000 Grit

The Naniwa Combination whetstone knife sharpener pitches itself as an ideal beginner’s waterstone. There is good reason for this claim. With the combination stone utilizing both 1000 grit for steady sharpening and a 3000 side for the removal of burr, this is the sort of

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Japanese King Knife Sharpener Whetstone Grit 6000 HT-43/S-45

Reviewed, Japanese King Knife Sharpener Whetstone 6000 Another good quality Japanese Knife sharpening whetstone from King. This is a set at very affordable price too. This King HT-43/s-45 whetstone has a high grit at #6000 making it ideal for honing a mirror like edge to

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King K80 Authentic Japanese Combination Sharpening Stone Review

After recently reviewing the highly regarded Kai Japanese whetstone here on Sharpen-Up, we thought we should also check out the competition. The King K80 Japanese Sharpening Stone definitely falls into the category. Using the same grade combination grit: finest medium grey #1000 grit on one

Kai Japanese Professional Knife Sharpening Stone

The Kai Japanese Professional Knife Sharpening Stone, is a well presented piece of kit, and is of the quality we have come to expect from the Kai group. First we will look at the Kai whetstone, and then we will look into some history on

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Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stone System

Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stone System, is the companies foray into Arkansas stone sharpening. For those not in the know, Arkansas stone is a superior form of sharpening stone that are quarried from geological formations of Novaculite. The name comes from the fact that

Norton IM200 -8" Three Stone Sharpening System

Norton 3 Stone Sharpening System Review

Norton IM200 Sharpening System Review The number 1 manual stone sharpener to make our top 10 list is the Norton IM200 -8″ Three Stone Sharpening System. A household version of the well-known IM313 sharpener, this device benefits from the Norton brand quality – a manufacturer