Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit
Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit
£64.96 (£54.13 Ex. VAT)

Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit

Code: 810204

  • 800 grit stone for initial grinding
  • 6,000 grit fine finishing stone
  • Non-skid waterstone holder
  • Nagura stone for cleaning glazed surface of fine stone
£64.96 (£54.13 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit
  • Veritas Mk.II Honing System
  • Connell Double Sided Leather Strop
  • Ice Bear Ceramic Flattening Stone
Total: £147.87
Description

In Detail

There is no better kit for someone sharpening with waterstones for the first time. The kit contains a 200mm(8") by 62mm(2.1/2") 800 grit stone for initial grinding, a 175mm(7") by 62mm(2.1/2") 6,000 grit fine finishing stone, a non-skid waterstone holder and a Nagura stone for cleaning off the glazed surface of the fine stone. All you need to get started.

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This product is on page 249 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (11)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

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Anthony

23 June 2018

High quality sharpening product

I have used both these stones for years and find I get a superb edge especially when I finish up on my 10000 grit stone. Unlike another reviewer here I have NEVER experienced scratching at 6000 grit. If its really that bad you need to return it to Axminster as either you are doing something wrong or you aren't keeping the stone emersed in water when not in use. Excellent product for final honing..
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Seán Ó Dúgáin

19 April 2018

For beginners

These stones are just an introduction to Japanese water-stones, the reviewer who compared them to a Naniwa simply doesn’t know stones. Also be aware that these stones are only easily useable if you have scandi ground knives or for entry level chisels. If you have quality high carbon steel edges, best to learn hand stoning
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robertirvin@tpg.com.au

4 June 2014

Beginners Friend

I recently bought the Ice Bear 10K for use as a finishing stone for my cut throat razors. It replaced a Naniwa 10k which I found to be flint hard, and really disappointed me. I had a king 1k/6k combo stone so I bought the Ice Bear. King/Ice Bear are a clay based stone, and are a little more user friendly being a little softer than the resin based naniwa. I am getting better results with this Ice Bear than the naniwa, the enclosed nagura stone helped too. An expensive stone the 10k IceBear, but if your into sharpening things to the max, you just have to have it! Many say they rival the naturals.
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Peter

5 March 2014

Good value kit

I got this for sharpening planes and chisels. It`s excellent value and the quality is fine though for the best results it`s useful to have a stone between the 800 and 6000 as well. Only problem I found is that they are a little narrow for sharpening a 2 1/4 inch plane blade. For everything else though a great little kit.
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Edward Hely

20 October 2013

Great if you know how to use them

I can't believe anyone would leave a bad review for these. I've been using them for 7 years now. They put a razor blade finish on my knives.

These won't be especially useful if you have cheap or poor quality tools & knives. They not designed for rough shaping, they're designed for the final stages of sharpening.

Take some time to learn how to use them properly and you will get excellent results.

You should soak the stones in water for an hour. Just like proper Japanese water stones.

I think Ray Mears did a tutorial how to use these in his Bushcraft series.. It will be on youtube no doubt.

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