Tojiro Double sided Whetstone 220/1000
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.
This Whetstone is great for dull, chipped, and repairing knives back to a working edge. The 220 grit can save you a lot of time, just don’t over use it!
You should be able to achieve paper cutting results after using the 1000 grit.
Value from money, from a well known brand.
I would recommend getting a higher course grit for polishing and hair shaving results. A 3000-5000 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.