The best whetstones are well-balanced when it comes to abrasive grit and binding agent.
While sharpening you will quickly see a slurry forming on the top. As a result of this slurry, new particles surface that enhance the sharpening process. It is therefore recommended not to rinse the slurry off with water. In addition, the combination of water and slurry will ensure that the detached metal particles do not get stuck in your whetstone. This is the biggest asset of a Japanese synthetic stone.
The brands we have the best experiences with are:
Nanohone, King, Sun Tiger, Yaxell, Naniwa, Bester
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