King Whetstone are well known throughout the world.
The 1000 is a “medium” stone. Great for sharpening well maintained knives.
If you struggle to get a burr with the 1000 consider a lower grit stone.
The 6000 is a “polishing” stone and is a great grit to finish a sharpening progression with.
If you want the extra edge I recommend a leather strop.
Most combination stones come in a 1000/3000 setup.
The 1000/6000 is more ideal in my opinion.
Does need to be soaked in water before use?
Yes. 15-20 mins
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