King Deluxe Stone #1000/6000
The Japanese sharpening stone maker Matsunaga, in Osaka, makes the brand King and is the oldest- and best-known maker of Japanese Waterstones in the West.
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.
HOW TO USE
♦ Pre-soak the #1000 grit side for not more than 10 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. Splash water on it and ready to use. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp.
♦ Do not leave in water and put it under sunlight