The King KDS #1000/6000 is one of the few combo whetstones that Ryky truly enjoys using. After testing dozens of combo whetstones since the start of Burrfection channel, Ryky can name 2-3 combo whetstones that are worth buying, and the KDS is on the top of that list. It is not just for those who are beginning their hand sharpening journey, but for advanced users, who simply want a good quality budget combo whetstone. You are literally getting the Deluxe 1000 and the S1 6000, thinned out and sandwiched together.
The 1000 grit side uses the same sharpening compound as the Deluxe 1000 - gives excellent feedback, and is suitable for knives up to 62 Rockwell.
The 6000 grit side is buttery smooth and requires no soaking before use. Just splash water on the surface before use, and you are good to go.
Made in Japan
- Origin: Tokonama City, Japan
- Grit No.: #1000 WA / #6000 WA
- Stone Type: Soaking (#1000) / Splash (#6000)
- Dimension: 207 × 66 × 36mm (8.1 x 2.6 x 1.4")
- Weight: 997g (35.16oz)
- Material: Special Synthetic Material
- Made by King Whetstone, distributed by Matsunaga Stone, Osaka.
How to use:
Pre-soak the #1000 grit side for 15 minutes before use, and apply water on surface during sharpening when needed. When soaking, immerse the #1000 side face down in water just deep enough to cover the #1000 side. The #6000 grit side requires no soaking. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp. Do not leave in water.
How to clean:
If the stone’s performance is slowing down, or seems to be diminishing, you can clean using a rust eraser, nagura stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these methods to ensure even wear of the whetstone’s surface.