Shun 2-in-1 Honing Steel and Whetstone with Stand

Designed specifically to sharpen and hone Shun cutlery, this three-piece sharpening set includes a honing steel, a two-sided whetstone and a bamboo stand to ensure your Shun blade is at the perfect angle for sharpening. Use the honing steel for weekly maintenance; use the whetstone to restore the blade's edge when sharpening becomes necessary. Dual-sided ceramic whetstone has a different coarseness on each side: 1000 grit and 6000 grit. The 1000-grit side is perfect for duller blades and setting the edge. The 6000-grit is very fine for refreshing or finishing a razor-sharp edge. The stabilizing bamboo base maintains the perfect blade position for sharpening Shun's 16-degree blade angle. The honing steel's rod is forged from corrosion-resistant high-carbon steel. The durable, ergonomically shaped PakkaWood handle on the honing steel resists moisture and provides a comfortable grip. Designed by Shun, a Japanese company that has produced fine cutlery for more than 90 years. Set includes: Dual-sided ceramic whetstone. Bamboo stand for whetstone. Honing Steel.
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 out of 5
3.7
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5
(3 Reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Shun 2-in-1 Honing Steel and Whetstone with Stand
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Zena
,Boca Raton
,FL
August 18, 2012
Ability level:Professional
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:A few times a year
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great Value
August 18, 2012
Works great. It also sharpens my German knives perfectly!
Pros: Easy to Use
Cons: Difficult to Store
Review 2 for Shun 2-in-1 Honing Steel and Whetstone with Stand
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
PapaG
,San Diego
June 19, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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It does the job
June 19, 2012
I came to the conclusion the stand is more of a decorative piece. The concept of maintaining the correct angle while sharpening your knife is a good idea. But the construction of the stand should have been of better quality. I am the third review to raise the issue regarding the stand. It was flimsy and broke when I first used it. Because of the stands flimsy workmanship, I only utilize it as a decorative piece to display the stone and honing steel. I would have rated this product 5 stars if it wasn't for the stand.
With that said, the stone and honing steel do a great job. They keep my knives well sharpened.
Pros: stone honing steel great quality
Cons: stand is too fragile
Review 3 for Shun 2-in-1 Honing Steel and Whetstone with Stand
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
EddySal
,Monroeville
,PA
Glassboro, NJ
May 2, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? No
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I like it.
May 2, 2012
Nice product but the stand is Not very well made. There are small support pieces on the sides of the stone that hold it in place, these broke on me at the end and I had to hot glue them back into place. It looks nice presentation wise but when you actually use the stone you need to soak it in water then place it back onto the stand if you choose to use the stand to sharpen your knives. Then when you are done with it let the stone dry not on the stand. I only sharpen my knives once a month; so it isn't too big of a deal.
Pros: Easy to Use, Size, Weight
Cons: High-Maintenance, Fragile