Whetstones, also known as water stones or sharpening stones, are used to grind and hone the knife edges. Even the best kitchen knife will lose its initial sharpness over time. Combination whetstones include two grain sizes. It is the perfect choice for amateur chefs who need to grind occassionally. The sharpening devices and the right technique will make the sharpening task easy. Whetstones have different degrees, depending on the grain of the stone. A fine-grained whetstone is dense, sharpens less, but allows adjustments in the edge. In contrast, a coarse grain edge removes more material from the cutting edge. The higher the grain reference number, the smaller the grain size.
- Combination whetstone: grain 240/1000.
- Coarse grain (240): reshape or repair chips, put on an edge for very dull knives. Not recommended to beginner sharpeners as they are abrasive and shave off a lot of material.
- Medium grain (1000): regular sharpening.
The Global G series is the classic series of Global Japanese kitchen knives, a collection for professional and amateur chefs. It includes the common and best selling G-2 knife (chef’s knife 20 cm) as well as all the necessary knives to prepare any dish, the best sharpening devices and the perfect storage for Global kitchen knives.
Global, a Japanese knife-maker based in Seki (Japan), famous for its high quality products since 1985. Each knife is weighted to guarantee a perfect balance, like Samurai swords in the past. A lot of well-known chefs use Global knives and they are used on TV cookery programmes.