Japanese Waterstones: Combination Stones, Sickle Stones, Sculpture's Whet Stones

Japanese Waterstones: Combination Stones, Sickle Stones, Sculpture's Whet Stones

For many people, a combination stone works well enough. For those who do a lot of sharpening, it can be a disadvantage that for every grit size, only one side of the stone is available for use. With a stone that has just one grit, both sides can be used. This can save time when, for instance, one finds that one side has become too hollowed out for effective sharpening: one can simply flip the stone and continue, without having to stop sharpening and flatten the stone immediately.

Our small Combination Stones and the Mini-Combination Stone with plastic grip are for everyone that needs an inexpensive stone that can be kept handy in the kitchen or workshop or tucked away in a travel tool kit, without investing too much cash.

Both the Cerax stones are, because of their particularly favorable mix of price and performance, much loved for sharpening knives. The beginner should choose the 1000/3000-grit combination, and for those with a little more experience, the 1000/6000-grit stone will give a better edge to knives.

Important advice: Because the Japanese stones derive much of their effectiveness from the fact that the grit is only loosely bound together, it is only logical that the glue holding the stones together cannot be bombproof, and it is not at all uncommon for combination stones to separate. This is not a ground for complaint or return. One can simply take a water-resistant household glue, and rejoin the two halves, or just leave them separate, and use them as regular, single-grit stones.

To sharpen woodcarving tools we offer several sharpening stones that are specially shaped for working on gouges and other curved blades. We understand why many woodcarvers and sculptors dislike or hesitate to sharpen their own tools. It is much harder to sharpen such tools, as compared to sharpening straight blades. With these specially-shaped stones, we would like to help people get over this reluctance. If you are a professional sculptor or a hobby woodcarver, and do not sharpen your own tools, there are only two options open to you: take your tools to a professional shop for sharpening, or to work with dull tools. If one chooses the latter, one quickly loses the pleasure of working with these fine tools. The first choice has its own problems. It is very difficult to find a tool sharpener that is competent to properly work on these kinds of tools, without damaging the blades' hardness and temper or grinding out the shape of the tool by using a machine too big for the job. Even when one can find a good sharpening shop, one must pay them, wait until they have finished sharpening the tools, and during that time no work can be done. In almost every case, sharpening one's own tools is more than worth the practice it takes to learn how to do it. Integrating a sharpening regime into one's work habits can save money, time, and gives one a better feel for the tool in use.

Waterstones do wear concave with use and require periodic re-flattening. Our flattening stones will do this job. A flat stone is indispensable for effective sharpening, especially with flat blades like chisels and plane irons.

SUEHIRO Combination Stone small
Grain size: 1000/3000
for sharpening an honing.
A small stone for the limited budget.
Size: 130 mm x 40 mm x 27 mm
Comes with plastic stone holder!
Order nr. 312072 cart
Price € 16.95
NANIWA Combination Stone small coarse
Homestone series
Grain size: 120/1000
for grinding down notches and general sharpening purposes. This is an ideal beginner’s stone.
Size: 175 mm x 55 mm x 25 mm
Comes with plastic stone holder!
Order nr. 313263 cart
Price € 17.95
NANIWA Combination Stone small
Homestone series
Grain size: 1000/3000
for sharpening an honing. This is an ideal beginner's stone.
Size: 175 mm x 55 mm x 25 mm
Comes with plastic stone holder!
Order nr. 313264 cart
Price € 19.95
NANIWA Coarse Stone small
Homestone series
Grain size: 120
for grinding down notches
with plastic stone holder
Size: 175 mm x 55 mm x 15 mm
Using this stone with the small Naniwa 1000/3000 stone makes for a high quality and at the same time least expensive solution for grinding, sharpening and honing.
Order nr. 313260 cart
Price € 14.95
NANIWA Sharpening stone small
Homestone series
Grain size: 1000
for general sharpening
with plastic stone holder
Size: 175 mm x 55 mm x 15 mm
Order nr. 313261 cart
Price € 14.95
NANIWA Honing stone small
Homestone series
Grain size: 3000
for removing the burr
with plastic stone holder
Size: 175 mm x 55 mm x 15 mm
Order nr. 313262 cart
Price € 15.95
NANIWA Super-Combination Stone Grain size: 800/5000
NANIWA Super-Combination Stone
Grain size: 800/5000
Super Stone series
for sharpening and honing
Now you can have the Naniwa Superstones’ quality in a combination stone. The only disadvantage to this, in common with all other combination stones, is that you have in every grit size only one surface to work with, and so one must resurface hollowed stones more often. Because of the slightly different working qualities of the Naniwa stones, the nominal grit size, 800/5000, of this stone is more comparable to the classic 1000/6000 sharpening-honing combination.
Size: 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm
Order nr. 313275 cart
Price € 67.00
NANIWA Super-Combination Stone 3000-8000
NANIWA Super-Combination Stone
Grain size: 3000/8000
Super Stone series
for honing in two steps
This is the best combination stone for honing. With no other stone can one achieve so fine an edge.
Size: 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm
Order nr. 313276 cart
Price € 79.00
KING Combination Stone small coarse
KING Combination Stone small coarse
Grain size: 250/1000
for grinding down notches and general sharpening purposes
Size: 205 mm x 50 mm x 25 mm
This is the ideal stone for sharpening axes and hatchets!
Order nr. 309353 cart
Price € 24.90
KING Combination Stone small fine
KING Combination Stone small fine
Grain size: 1000/6000
for sharpening an honing.
Comes with plastic stone holder!
Size: 185 mm x 63 mm x 25 mm
Order nr. 309366 cart
Price € 32.90
KING Combination Stone large
KING Combination Stone large
Grain size: 1000/6000
for sharpening and honing.
The large one is recommended for use in conjunction with sharpening aids.
Size: 207 mm x 66 mm x 36 mm
Order nr. 309367 cart
Price € 46.90
CERAX Combination Stone small Grain size 1000/3000
CERAX Combination Stone small
Grain size: 1000/3000
for sharpening an honing.
Wide enough even for jointer plane blades! This is the stone to get fast results specially on knives.
This stone is very popular among knife owners. The beginner chooses this combination with 1000 and 3000 grit.
Size: 182 mm x 62 mm x 27 mm
Order nr. 312074 cart
Price € 36.50
CERAX Combination Stone small
CERAX Combination Stone small
Grain size: 1000/6000
for sharpening an honing.
Wide enough even for jointer plane blades! The 6000 grit honing side allows finest edges.
This stone is very popular among knife owners who are more experienced in sharpening knives.
Size: 182 mm x 62 mm x 27 mm
Order nr. 312073 cart
Price € 38.50
BESTER Combination Stone Grit 1000/6000
BESTER Combination Stone Grit 1000/6000
The BESTER water stones, manufactured by Imanishi in Kyoto, Japan, feature a sharpening feel remarkably like that of natural stone. They are medium-hard stones, do not need very much water and cut metal quickly. In sharpening you hear and feel the effect of stone on the blade, but even so, when taking a look, you will be surprised by how quickly the stones cut. Those who have some experience with water stones will love the Besters, which offer a remarkably sensitive response and feel to the demands of the user when sharpening. This combination stone, being relatively hard, does not wear very quickly. One should allow him to soak for at least five minutes before use. The coarser side, to cut as quickly and easily as it is capable, will often need another short dip in the water after a few minutes of use. This stone works well on stainless as well as high carbon and tool steels. Sharpening and Honing with one stone!
Size: 205 mm x 75 mm x 35 mm
Order nr. 312560 In den Warenkorb
Price € 65.00
SIGMA Select II combination stone 1000/6000 grit
SIGMA Select II Combination Stone 1000/6000 grit
The sharpening stone manufacturer SIGMA Power Corporation in Tokyo has designed these premium stones especially for tough-to-sharpen high alloy steels, like High Speed Steel, for instance. When using these stones, one can easily see it working, and they have a feel while sharpening remarkably like a natural water stone. In contrast with resin-magnesium or cement bound stones, these SIGMA Select-II stones have no binding material. The method used to bind the grit is much more like the process of making glass. As the stone is cooled, the viscosity is increased, hindering crystallization and the material emerges in an amorphous state. This process is expensive, but results in a stone that really eats its way through even the toughest steels.
Sharpening and honing with one stone!

SIGMA Select II Combination Stone 1000/6000 grit - Regular Size
Dimensions: 205 mm x 75 mm x 30 mm
Order nr. 312588 cart
Price € 83.00

SIGMA Select II Combination Stone 1000/6000 grit - Small Size
Dimensions: 180 mm x 57 mm x 25 mm
Order nr. 312592 cart
Price € 48.00
SIGMA Select II combination stone 1200/13000 grit
SIGMA Select II Combination Stone 1200/13000 grit
Sharpening and finest honing with one stone!
Dimensions: 205 mm x 75 mm x 30 mm
Order nr. 312589 cart
Price € 115.00
KING Mini-Combination Stone with plastic handle
KING Mini-Combination Stone with plastic handle
Grain size: 250/800
versatile and cheap, handle with hand-protection! Suitable for axes and sickles too!
Note that this stone cannot replace a large stone, and sharpening takes longer. For tools which need precise angles such as chisels or plane blades this stone is not suitable.
Size of stone: 80 mm x 30 mm x 10 mm each side
Length with handle: 195 mm
Order nr. 309357 cart
Price € 14.50
KING Sickle Stone
KING Sickle Stone
Grain size: 800
for sharpening
Japanese sickle stone, also very useful for smaller blades and when weight, size and low price matters.
Size: 129 mm x 39 mm x 26 mm
Weight 260 g
Order nr. 309355 cart
Price € 8.50
KING Sculpture's Whet Stone Set
KING Sculpture's Whet Stone Set
Grain size 1000
for sharpening carving tools
This set consists of 2 stones: one concave, one convexe.
Click here to see how to use them
Size concave stone: 105 mm x 65 mm x 15 mm
Size convexe stone: 65 mm x 40 mm x 6 mm
Order nr. 309360 cart
Price € 17.90
KING Sculpture's Honing Stone Set
KING Sculpture's Honing Stone Set
Grain size 4000
for honing carving tools
This set consists of 2 stones: one concave, one convexe.
Click here to see how to use them
Size concave stone: 105 mm x 65 mm x 15 mm
Size convexe stone: 65 mm x 40 mm x 6 mm
Order nr. 309361 cart
Price € 18.90
SUN TIGER Conical Gouge Slip Stone
SUN TIGER Conical Gouge Slip Stone
Grain size 180
This stone is designed for rough work: to grind out chips in a blade, for instance, or for a first pass on unusually dull blades.
The shape of these conical stones makes them unusually versatile and they can be used on all rounded carving tools, no matter how the blade is curved. They can be used to sharpen both the outer and inner sides of gouges and other similarly-shaped tools.
Total length: 150 mm
Width at base of cone: 55 mm
Width at tip of cone: 13 mm
Outer radius at cone's point: 7 mm
Outer radius at cone's base: 23 mm
The radius of the inner groove is somewhat less curved, about 45 mm. Edges with a smaller radius can be sharpened by moving the blade back and forth while pulling it length wise along the stone. For this, the stone should be clamped in place.
Order nr. 313600 cart
Price € 33.00
SUN TIGER Conical Gouge Slip Stone
SUN TIGER Conical Gouge Slip Stone
Grain size 1000
For everyday sharpening
Same as above in terms of size and directions for sharpening
Order nr. 313601 cart
Price € 36.00
SUN TIGER Conical Gouge Slip Stone
SUN TIGER Conical Gouge Slip Stone
Grain size 4000
For fine honing
Same as above in terms of size and directions for sharpening
Order nr. 313602 cart
Price € 36.00
 
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