Knife Sharpening Stones

Buying a good knife is half the battle. However, maintaining its edge requires patience, skill, and practice. Whether you are a professional chef or a home cook, simply purchasing the best Japanese knife will not suffice in continuously maintaining the perfect blade edge in the long run. Chefs who engage in knife sharpening services understand that a well-sharpened Japanese knife is pivotal when it comes to maintaining its ability to seamlessly cut through specific foods and products. Beyond that, a sharp knife ensures precision in cutting. It allows for clean, smooth cuts that result in even cooking. Safety is another vital aspect. A sharp knife demands respect and careful handling. Paradoxically, a dull knife is more likely to slip or require excessive force, increasing the risk of accidents in the kitchen. In contrast, a sharp blade allows for controlled, deliberate movements, reducing the likelihood of injuries. Moreover, a well-sharpened knife is a time-saving tool. It streamlines the cooking process by reducing the effort needed to prepare ingredients. Tasks that might otherwise be time-consuming become efficient and enjoyable. This not only enhances the cooking experience but also allows for greater culinary exploration.

When it comes to keeping your knives really sharp, there are several effective methods of doing so. One of the methods that have been used for years is that of knife sharpening stone. A knife sharpening stone can produce a razor-sharp edge, with no real effort on your part.

Our professional sharpening stones are perfect for putting an edge on your knives with their superior stone quality. They come in different grits and brands that produce different edges and finishing.



Japanese whetstones are considered the best tools when it comes to sharpening knives. They have proven to be long-lasting and durable over the centuries. At present, these Japanese whetstones are quarried to meet increasing demands; therefore, the quality of the product is ensured by those who are knowledgeable of its value.



When it comes to maintaining your knives, choosing the correct Japanese sharpening stone is crucial. Different stones offer varying levels of grit - finer grits (1000-4000) are suitable for honing slightly dull blades, while coarse grits (below 1000) effectively repair damaged edges.

Whether honing culinary skills at home or refining tools as a seasoned chef, our offerings at Kitchin Tools cater to every need. Choose the best sharpening stone to suit your requirements and witness a notable difference in your cutting experience.



Natural sharpening stones or synthetic whetstones are available in a variety of grits, from rough to ultra-fine. Some even feature varying levels of grit to make them ideal for specific uses. Each stone is unique, making them an excellent tool for sharpening, grinding, honing and polishing. At Kitchin Tools, we offer a selective range of whetstones, ideal for those seeking the best Japanese sharpening stone in Singapore.

Pros of whetstones:

  • Versatile: Suitable for an array of knives.
  • Refined Sharpening: Yields smooth, sharp edges.

Cons of whetstones:

  • Skill Required: Demands some expertise for optimal use.
  • Wear and Tear: Tends to wear down with time.


Diamond plates, known for their hard, abrasive surfaces, are excellent for quickly sharpening even the toughest materials. Our collection at Kitchin Tools includes quality diamond plates, an indispensable tool for those in need of a reliable sharpening stone.


  • Durability: Offers long-lasting use.
  • Efficiency: Sharpens blades swiftly and effectively.


  • Aggressive Sharpening: Can remove more material from blades.
  • Higher Cost: Generally pricier compared to other sharpening tools.



At Kitchin Tools, we offer the best Japanese natural sharpening stones from Morihei, an Asakusabashi based knife and whetstone supplier with over 100 years of experience. Besides our wide range of Japanese knives and kitchen tools, we carry a great selection of sharpening stones that are capable of sharpening your knives back to their original state. Shop online today! And for more ordering and shipping details, look through our shipping policy.



Achieving the perfect edge on your knife with Kitchin Tool’s sharpening stones is an art form that combines precision with technique. Begin by choosing the suitable stone grit for your knife. After wetting the stone, glide the knife across it at an appropriate angle, maintaining consistent pressure and motion.

If you're looking to enhance your sharpening prowess, Kitchin Tools extends an invitation to you. Join our expert-led sharpening class in Singapore and transform from a novice to a skilled sharpener. Alternatively, if your schedule is packed, let us take care of your knives with our professional sharpening services, ensuring they always offer peak performance.




What are some of the best features of Japanese knife sharpening stones?

Japanese stones are known for sharpening knives, and are commonly used to sharpen high-end cutlery. To this day, Japanese sharpening stones are still one of the best tools to keep your cutlery in top shape. At Kitchin Tools, our Japanese sharpening stones are made from sedimentary rocks that have high levels of silica and are fine-grained. These stones produce a slurry more quickly than other styles of whetstone, and they tend to last longer.


What are some of the best Japanese sharpening stones available at Kitchin Tools?

Our best Japanese sharpening stones offer a comprehensive range, from professional to everyday use. Also, we would recommend customers use the best cutting boards below the whetstones for further grip and handle. In this way, you can ensure a safe and efficient sharpening process.


Why purchase sharpening stones from Kitchin Tools?

We boast a collection of some of the finest Japanese sharpening stones and accessories in Singapore. As the sole Singapore-based distributor of Hitohira Japan products, amongst others, you can rest assured that our knife sharpening stones are of superior quality. If you have any questions about our selection of sharpening stones or our delivery services, call us at +65 6980 5740.

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