Rated 4.4 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by walshopramnel Great Stone - fine side of stone worked great This was a great stone for the price. There are finer stones that will cost more, but for my first water stone this one worked great. The fine side is 1000 grit and that seemed to do the job to produce a great fine edge on my knife. Later I would look to get a finer stone for more money, but for now this one will do the job. 06/17/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by mniw it is good but you need to practice a lot first time buying a sharping stone. i bought this because i wanted to sharpen kitchen knives. you have to practice to get good at it, use a knife you don't care about because you might mess it up. there is some conflicting instructions online on how to use, water or no water. read as much as you can about using stones and practice, practice , practice. look up videos on youtube and internet. i had fun using it, BUY IF YOU WANT TO LEARNhere is some stuff i found, they all sound like professionalshttp://video.about.com/culinaryarts/Sharpen-Knives-With-a-Whetston.htm?rd=1http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/knivescutlery/ht/whetstone.htmthis is a video that says don't use waterhttp://video.about.com/culinaryarts/Sharpen-Knives-With-a-Whetston.htm?rd=1this is a youtube video that i watched that uses water. *informativehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIg9Cm-nJg 10/15/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by longboardskater good stone for a beginner Ive never used a whetstone before, but its not hard to sharpen knives, all it takes is patience and the right angle and I got the hang of it after a while on my kitchen knives. The main things is to get a burr after a few swipes and then do the other side so you can get a sharp edge. 12/17/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by HondaFE Great Quality Sharpening Stone. The Best Sharpening Stone for your knifes. 01/14/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Blig Nice quality stone Watched a couple of u-tube videos on how to sharpens knives and the product worked excellent. 01/12/2014
Rated 4 out of 5★ by celestialeagle good value whetstone This is a good size stone and has the two different grits needed for knife sharpening. No instructions were included, but there are many websites with written and video instructions, so this is not an issue for most people.A fair amount of dust is generated during the sharpening process, so protect the work surface and wash the knife after sharpening is completed. 12/30/2013