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.