Whetstones are a traditional sharpening tool that uses abrasive stones to grind away the blade and create a new edge. Whetstones can be either oil-based or water-based, and they come in a variety of grits, which determine how coarse or fine the sharpening will be.
Here are the top 3 whetstones for sharpening kitchen knives:
King 1000/6000 Whetstone
The King 1000/6000 Whetstone is a popular choice for home cooks and professional chefs alike. It features two grits, 1000 and 6000, which allows you to sharpen and polish your knives to a mirror finish. The stone is made from natural Japanese waterstone, which is known for its durability and long-lasting edge retention.
DMT DiaSharp Professional Whetstone
The DMT DiaSharp Professional Whetstone is a high-performance whetstone that is made from diamond particles. This makes it very durable and long-lasting, and it can also be used to sharpen serrated knives. The stone comes in a variety of grits, so you can choose the one that is right for your needs.
Shapton Glass Whetstone
The Shapton Glass Whetstone is a Japanese whetstone that is made from high-quality synthetic materials. It is available in a variety of grits, and it is known for its ability to produce a very sharp edge. The stone is also very easy to use, making it a good choice for beginners.