You need to use a stone to get the knife sharp then you need to use your steel properly and use it every time you use your knife. The stone sharpens the knife. The steel keeps it sharp by aligning the molecular particles that get out of line in normal use. You shouldn’t have to re sharpen your knifes but 2 or 3 times a year with regular professional use and even less with home use.
This product effectively sharpens henckels knives after they begin to dull over time. I would definitely advise practicing with some junk knives until you are familiar with the sharpening motions. I won’t say the stone restores the original sharpness, but i have been very happy with the results. I imagine that with time and practice, one would be able to sharpen knives to near original sharpness. I prefer to use the stone to other knife sharpeners because it will not gouge the blade as long as the instructions are carefully followed. The only problem i have had with this stone has to do with shipping. I ordered one for myself and it arrived with a cracked and chipped case, which i fixed with super glue. I ordered a second stone as a gift and it also had a cracked and chipped case. I did not have any problems with broken or cracked stones on either order. The merchant should probably better prepare this product for shipment.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Stone Pro Sharpening Stone
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- Double sided stone designed well suited for Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives
- No pre-soaking required
- Tray has rubber feet which allows for steady knife sharpening
- 250/1000 grit for rough and medium fine sharpening
- Great for use with TWIN Cermax M66
Worked so well i cut myself the first time using after sharpening.
This stone gets my cold forged, stainless steel knives razor sharp. I have had this stone combination for a couple years now and it works great. The plastic case with rubber stops holds the stone well on the counter top. The coarse grit side quickly get all the nicks out of the blade and reshapes the bevel. The fine side puts on a mirrored, razor edge. You have to know how to do the work but after a little practice you can feel when the angle is right. I am very satisfied with this product.
Made in japan and works really fast. I tried the sandpaper method and the knife keep cutting into the paper (then you have to put a new paper on). The 250/1000 combo works great, but to get the fine and sharper finish, you need to go up to at least 6000. The case grips on to the counter top well. The biggest thing is that these stones are wider and longer than expected at 3′ by 7′ (i was expecting norton size 2′ by 6′). Now the norton stone becomes my flattening stone – rub the 2 stones together in circular motion to flatten out the stone. Make sure that your flattening stone is flat (or new). After you rub, put the flattening stone on top of this stone, shine the light from the other side, and make sure no light gets through. If light gets through, repeats the circular motion until no light gets through.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Stone Pro Sharpening Stone : The case was broken in several pieces when i received it ,the case is part of the stone holder as you sharpen your knives, they need to to ship this item with more packing ,now i have to go through the the hassle of sending it back and wait for a new one.
I do the cooking at my home. I took a free knife sharpening class at sur la table, then bought this. You can buy something fancier, but this is all you need. Take that free class at sur la table first to make the most of this modest investment.