King Deluxe Whetstone #1000
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The King Deluxe 1000 has always been the standard for users wanting a great quality, budget-friendly 1000 grit whetstone. It has excellent feedback and offers what most consider a true 1000 grit finish. It is slower cutting than Hyper 1000, and not as long-lasting. But it offers great value for money, and knife owners with knives no higher than 61 Rockwell would be well-served by the Deluxe 1000.
Made in Japan
- Origin: Tokonama City, Japan
- Grit No.: #1000
- Stone Type: Soaking
- Dimension: 207 x 66 x 34mm (8.1 x 2.6 x 1.3")
- Weight: 872g (30.76oz)
- Material: Special Synthetic Material
- Made by King Whetstone, distributed by Matsunaga Stone, Osaka.
How to use:
Pre-soak for 15 minutes before use, and apply water on surface during sharpening when needed. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp. Do not leave in water.
How to clean:
If the stone’s performance is slowing down, or seems to be diminishing, you can clean using a rust eraser, nagura stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these methods to ensure even wear of the whetstone’s surface.
Impressive packaging...esp as I was worried the stone could have got broken in transit...so a big thank you.
Will need to buy more stones but exchange rate is poor for us Kiwis.
I haven't used every stone in the world, but I know when I stepped up from budget stones to name brands that well-known sharpeners used, the King KDS 1000 was a revelation. I finally understood what this mysterious "feedback" was all about. And the stone had a personality, and the personality was that of an old friend, easygoing and reliable, but honest enough to tell you what you needed to know. I've got plenty of knives for which this is a perfect stone, and I don't need a Maserati to go pick up groceries, you know? For maybe four-fifths of all the knives I own this stone will do a beautiful job and be fun and relaxing to use.