The Beston 500 grit sharpening stone will quickly set the bevel on a very dull or damaged knife.
It can also be used for initial sharpening of axes and other woodworking tools.
Though this is a useful addition to your sharpening kit, if your knives are in pretty good condition (nothing overly dull or damaged), you can begin with the Bester 1000 or the Imanishi 1000/4000 combination stone.
This is a thirsty water stone and benefits from a 25-30 minute soak before use. It is also ideal if you can periodically splash this stone with water during use.
- Full size bench stone measures 8.27 x 2.75 x 1
- Manufactured by Imanishi in Japan