King stones are made in Matsunaga, Osaka in Japan. They are one of the oldest and most well known companies in the United States.
Benefits of a #1000 Grit Stone
The basic sharpening stone that we recommend customers use to sharpen knives.
King stones tend to be softer, and may require more resurfacing than other stones.
Soak all King medium stones for 2 minutes or more before use.
- Please do not soak finishing stones (#3000 and above). Soaking a finishing stone will result in the stone cracking and breaking.
- Returning a stone into a box while still wet or damp will result in molding and decreasing quality.
- For double sided stone, please only soak the medium stone side (#1000). Failure to do so will result in the stone splitting and or breaking.