These are the two Japanese Water Stones I use regularly. Buy the set at a $5 discount. Their use is explained in my Blade Sharpening DVDs. Set contains Medium Grit #1000 and Fine Grit #6000.
Posted by Wayne Costanza on 28th Jul 2015
Not much to say other than, excellent stones and usability . Say good bye to dull knifes! The videos that Murray offers are excellent and in my opinion are a must for any one buying these stones.
Posted by Max S on 26th May 2015
I have many "high end" Synthetic water stones. Shapton glass-shapton pro, Chosera and even naniwa super!
I bought a King 1,000 grit stone after watching Murray on youtube, I liked the stone so much I decided to pick up the 6000 grit as well, and the Carter sharpening DVD.
These King stones are alumina oxide water stones, pretty much the same abrasive as some of the synthetic oil stones out there. They are perhaps not as fancy as modern ceramic water stones, but they simply don't load up...
Modern stones tend to get impacted with steel, these stones DO NOT. I think that is why Murray leans towards them, not to mention they are affordable, and relatively easy to find.
I originally bought these for practice, however they became my first choice in sharpening! Enjoy!