A combination sharpening stone from renowned Japanese whetstone manufacturer King is a great and affordable choice for novice and intermediate knife sharpeners. We would recommend King’s #1000/#6000 grit combination stone to owners of Japanese knives with hardness above 60 HRC. #1000 grit is a most common, general sharpening granulation (to put a new edge on a blunt knife), while #6000 grit is a fine granulation for the finishing edge and the final polish of the blade.
If we ranked King stones, we would give it an “Economy Plus” mark, compared to our SharpEdge “Economy” stones. The main difference lies in the manufacturing process. King stones are not just pressed into the shape, but also “baked”. This reflects in less stone wear during sharpening (meaning they will last for a longer time), but it takes slightly more experience and patience with knife sharpening, as King stone will generate less slurry than the “Economy” stones.
King combination stone includes a non-slip base stand for safer sharpening, preventing the stone from moving around.
Dimensions: 185 × 63 × 25 mm ( 7.3″ x 2.5″ x 1.0″)