King whetstones have earned a world-wide reputation for producing consistent, high-quality results for beginners and professionals alike. Manufactured in Osaka, Japan and sold under the name Ice Bear in Canada, King sharpening stones are one of the oldest Japanese water stone brands introduced to the West. Easily restore dull edges with the #1000 grit King sharpening stone, or polish your blades to an incredibly fine finish with the #6000 grit. To make your sharpening easier, rest your King wet stone on top of a rubber base to keep your stone sturdy as you sharpen and protect the surface it's resting on. Bring your old knives and blades back to life with a King sharpening stone today!