Sharpening Stones

For those new to the world of sharpening stones we are here to help you through the process. Our stones are man-made from artificial materials which are considered superior to natural stone due to the consistency of the particles. They come in 7 different grits ranging from the super coarse #220 to the super fine #8000.

Which stones you need depend on how bad the edges of your knives are; for the amateur home chef whose edges aren't too bad we recommend two stones as a minimum, a coarse grit, say a #400 to grind the edge and a fine grit, say a #1000 to hone and polish the edge. Then you could progress to a #2000 as your third stone.

For professional chefs or those who have treated their knife edges badly (tut tut!) you might need to go for our coarsest grit #220 to reshape the new edge and hone it to create the ultimate edge with the #8000 using several intermediate grades along the way.

What is the difference between a sharpening rod and sharpening stones?

The ceramic sharpening rods we sell are around #10000 and are meant to be used to hone the existing knife edge and keep it sharp. You can only do this for so long though until the knife needs a new edge which is when you need to use the stones.

Please note we do not ship stones internationally due to weight.

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700 Grit

700 Grit £40.00

This #700 grit sharpening stone is suitable for sharpening blades that are already in fairly good condition. You can then finish the blade to perfection with a stone with a finer grit.

Please note we do not ship stones internationally due to weight.

1000 Grit

1000 Grit £75.00

This #10000 grit sharpening stone is for getting an incredibly smooth finish to your edge and a screamingly sharp one!

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2000 Grit

2000 Grit £45.00

This #2000 grit sharpening stone is suitable for sharpening blades that are already in a good condition. It will bring the blade back to a fantastic sharpness. You can then use an even finer grit, say #8000 or #10000 to make it razor sharp.

Please note we do not ship stones internationally due to weight.

8000 Grit

8000 Grit £60.00

This #8000 grit sharpening stone is the second finest grit we stock. It can be used to take an already sharp blade and make it razor sharp. It can also be used in conjunction with a coarse grit to completely reshape an new edge.

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