Our Top Choice
King Sharpening Stone with Base
King is dedicated to promoting the rich culture and tradition of high-spec handmade Japanese knives and accessories.
It's made with real Japanese whetstone, and dual-sided for sharpening and honing.
One little flaw is that the directions for use are in Japanese with no translation.
7.3 × 2.5 × 1 inches; 2 lbs
Smith’s Three Stone Sharpening System
Smith’s has risen to the top of the field in the knife and scissors sharpening category. It's the fastest-growing supplier of exceptional sharpening products.
Its Arkansas stone component removes the least metal while sharpening, and the “V” trough collects the used honing oil.
One little downer is that it may be too small for some knives.
9.9 × 3.5 × 10 inches; 1.6 lbs
Molded plastic/nonskid rubber
Medium, fine and coarse
DMT Continuous Diamond Bench Stone
DMT delivers top-quality edge sharpening kits and stones. Its products are known for their legendary razor-sharp honing capabilities.
Its continuous diamond surface is hollow-proof. It gives precision-style sharpening and comes with a durable design that gives years of reliable service.
Some may show nicks or dents on the sharpening surface.
Superior diamond stones
8 × 3 × 0.4 inches; 2.2 lbs
Taidea Double Knife Sharpening Stone
With over 50 patent products and exports to more than 60 countries, Taidea delivers great sharpening products you can trust.
Its double sharpening sides allow for sharpening and honing the edges to a smooth finish, and it has a silica-gel non-slip base for safe sharpening.
It may not withstand constant usage, as the stone is not very hard.
8 × 3 × 5 inches; 1lb
Premium grade conundrum
Fine to ultra-fine
Norton Abrasives Waterstone Starter Kit
Norton Abrasives offers the best in abrasive solutions, from sharpening your knives to providing sandpaper for kitchen remodeling.
It comes with two double-grit combination waterstones for repairing, establishing and maintaining steel cutting edges, and a silicon carbide flattening stone for maintenance.
There have been complaints of occasional uneven stone surfaces.
12.3 × 6.5 × 6.3 inches; 4.5 lbs
Blue plastic hinged boxes