For those who have a hobby of cooking, you must be familiar with a knife along with the best sharpening stone. Many people underestimate the usefulness of this stone, so they often buy a low-quality product. This eventually leads to blunt blades over time. Therefore, in order to maintain the quality of knife, here is the list of sharpening stone suitable for various types of knives.
We start with the most famous best sharpening stone, the Waterstone type. This kit contains two sharpening stones and one flattening stone. For the sharpening stone itself, there are four types of grit on each surface. Each surface also has different grit numbers, ranging from 8000, 4000, 1000, to 220, each of it is certainly intended to give the sharpness you want. Just as the name suggests, Waterstone requires a consistent flow of water when sharpening the blades. A surface that is too rough will actually damage the knife if it is not flowed with water. To maintain the consistency of sharpening stone itself, flattening stone is also provided in the package.
The next variant of the best sharpening stone comes from the oilstone class. Oilstone has a specification that’s almost similar to Waterstone. But instead of water, you need special oil to run by your blade. Although rarely seen used by various people, oilstone has several advantages, which is light and cheap, even for the oil you can get anywhere without fear of running out.
Norton IM313CIS consists of 5 pieces of goods in one kit, namely 3 pieces of oilstone, of course with different grits, oil sharpeners, and plastic handle as well as housing to place the oilstone. 3 pieces of oilstone all have larger surface area than another brand oilstone, 11.5 “and 2.5”. Each of them is made from Arkansas, Crystolon, and typical Indian stone. Moreover, the plastic housing has a screw that serves to keep oilstone in place. Therefore, it will not be easily slipped from your hands.
3. Dia-Sharp Stone Kit
The last choice is Dia-Sharp Stone Kit (8″x3″). Sharpening stone of this type is made of diamond, providing a good amount of durability as well as low maintenance, but with a quite expensive range of price. Especially for this type of stone, it has a wider surface area than the Waterstone above with 8 “by 3”. It gives flexibility in sharpening the overall tip of blade. In this package, you will receive 4 pieces of the best sharpening stone with different grits, ranging from coarse, medium fine, to extra fine though.