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.
In addition to kitchen knives, Tamahagane manufactures whetstones, sharpeners and knife blocks to sharpen and protect your knives.
Tamahagane is a high quality Japanese knife brand based in Niigata. The blade is manufactured using a traditional forging system combined with the most modern techniques. This process removes the steel impurities, and the result is a strong and long lasting blade. For over 600 years, Japan has produced the famous “Katanas”. Tamahagane has taken advantage of this knowledge to create its kitchen knives. The characteristics of the steel are modified and improved to obtain a perfect balance and a hardness of 61HRC. The layered process makes sharpening easier. The blade design is a mixture of Japanese tradition and elegance. Tamahagane knives stand out in any kitchen for its timeless beauty.