The Takeda Hand Held Whetstone is very easy to use for home users or professionals. All you do is place a wood board or a cutting board diagonally to you and put the kitchen knife on it with the edge about 1 cm over the board. Then take the whetstone and after getting it wet, you move the stone over the knife back and forth over the entire blade. Flip the knife for double edged knives and repeat. The grey side is a medium grit stone and the white side is a fine grit stone for finishing. The wood stick in between is not for holding but rather to protect your wrist.
The item comes with English instructions and a how to diagrams that make it easy to understand.
This is a great little tool for getting a wicked edge. It takes a little practice but it’s easy to get the hang of. Only disadvantage is you can’t get a nice even polish on the bevel,need to take it to 4-10,000 stone for that. I really like the concept and would like to see a whole line of these made with all different grits. For now I plan to make some myself.
The Takeda Whetstone is a real value considering Japanese stones can cost well into the hundreds of dollars. This stone is very easy to master and keeps your knives razor sharp. Of all the sharpening systems I own,this is one of the best. Now that I have one,I don’t know how I lived without it!
2 days from ordering I had package in my mail box. Easy to use and great service,what more do you need
By: J. Brown
Like the concept but the stones used dish very quickly. Better off to spend the money on a nicer stone.
this is a very good whetstone; easy to use and gets my knives sharpened in no time. all i wish is that there were more higher grits.