Tojiro Double sided Whetstone 1000/3000
This budget whetstone is a great place for anyone looking to start sharpening with Whetstones.
With these grits most sharpening tasks can be performed.
You should be able to achieve paper cutting standard with good techquie and a little practice.
Un-matched in value for money and rock bottom price.
I’ve given this very Whetstone to apprentice chef’s that can achieve a hair shaving egde.
By simply using this Whetstone and adding a strop or higher grit stone into their progression (e/g 6000-8000 grit).
Value from money, from a well known brand.
I would recommend getting a lower coarse grit for knife repair and edge reshaping to make life easier. A 300-500 should be suffice.
Althought you can sharpen on stands such as these, I recommend a Sharpening table/ Sink Bridge.
Known issues with Double sided Whetstones
-Combo Whetstones should not be fully submerged for soaking: The two stones will expand at different rates and you risk cracking one side as a result. Soak at your own risk.
-One side of the stone will likely wear faster than the other.