How to chose a sharpening stone
Sharpening stones have a grit value. It's pretty easy to match this grit value to your needs.
There are 3 main categories as follows:
A rough stone, 220 grit or so, will remove a lot of material quickly. This is useful for repairing chips or setting a new bevel angle on a blade.
A medium grit stone, typically 1000 to 1500, is usually the first stone you'll use if the knife is very dull, but not damaged. The finer grit removes enough material to restore the cutting edge, but not so much material that you'll grind the blade down quickly.
A fine stone, typically 4000 grit or more, is used for polishing a cutting edge until it's very sharp. This is usually as fine as you'll want to polish a knife because it strikes a very good balance between sharpness and durability.
We recommend a double sided stone so that you have access to a fine and a rougher stone to cover more of your requirements. Please see our Stones range.